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In Their Own Words

November 04, 1864

Union Soldier Eager to Campaign

Col. Fredrick Winkler of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry wrote his wife from outside of occupied Atlanta:

“I have just received notice that the 4th Brigade would go to Atlanta tomorrow morning, and my regiment remain here alone until further orders. We will probably start on our campaign very soon. I am ready, it is of no use to wait; the sooner, the better.”

Source: Civil War Letters of Major Fredrick C. Winkler, in 26th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers Home Page