William G. Baugh letters, 1864-1865

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Baugh, William G., b. 1847.
Title: William G. Baugh letters, 1864-1865
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 353
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Typescript copies of letters written by William G. Baugh in the 76th Ohio Infantry Regiment to his parents during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Gift, 1960.


[after identification of item(s)], William G. Baugh letters, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, March 30, 1960.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

William G. Baugh (Nov. ? 1847- ) enlisted in the United State Army early in 1864 at the age of 17 with the idea of becoming a "drummer." He served as a private in Company I, 76th Ohio Infantry Regiment. He was, apparently, from Massillon, Ohio.

Scope and Content Note

Typescript copies of 26 letters written by Baugh to his parents (1864-1865). Baugh describes the activities of his regiment during Sherman's March to the Sea, including the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, and the capture of Savannah, Georgia. Many of the letters were written during the Atlanta Campaign.

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Chronological analysis is available in casefile.

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1 1 Letters from William Baugh, 1860s