Letter, near Atlanta, Georgia to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], 1864 Aug. 15

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Creator:Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885
Title:Letter, near Atlanta, Georgia to Julia [Ann DuBose Toombs], 1864 Aug. 15
Description:

In this Aug. 15, 1864 letter to his wife Julia, Robert Toombs, representative in the Georgia House of Representatives (1837-1843), in the U.S. Congress (1845-1853) and Senate (1853-1861), is writing from his war camp near Atlanta. He talks about the uncertainties of the mail system and tells his wife about the hardships of camp, the rough circumstances, and the mix of brave and cowardly soldiers fighting under him. He closes, and then opens again several hours later, saying he was interrupted by various martial maneuvers and battle duties. Toombs tells his wife that his brother is his agent, and to go to him for managerial advice and for money. He speaks of the misfortune of Abbe Pope, and he asks his wife to send him sundry things at camp, though with the uncertainty of the mail and railroad systems, he does not know when he will receive them. He discusses the Stephens brothers and the scarcity of alcohol. Some of the text at the end of this document does not exist.

Digital image and transcription of original manuscript, scanned by the University of Georgia Libraries in 2001, as part of GALILEO.

Local identification number: rat022

Types:Letters (correspondence) | Text
Subjects:Confederate States of America. Army--Military life | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Atlanta (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Pope family | Domestic life--Georgia | Confederate States of America, 32.376097, -86.299915 | United States, Georgia, Fulton County, Atlanta, 33.7489954, -84.3879824
Collection:Robert Toombs, Letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs, 1850-1867
Institution:Digital Library of Georgia
Contributors:Hargrett Library
Original Material:

Robert Toombs, letters to Julia Ann DuBose Toombs. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries

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