Chauncey W. Mead letters, 1862-1865

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Mead, Chauncey W.
Title: Chauncey W. Mead letters, 1862-1865
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 498
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Photocopies of letters from Chauncey W. Mead to Miss Kate Litzel (Cleveland, Ohio) his fiancée, and later wife, while he was serving in the 103rd Ohio Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Loaned for copying, 1967.


[after identification of item(s)], Chauncey W. Mead letters, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, 1968.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Chauncey W. Mead of Cleveland, Ohio was a sergeant in Co. E, 103rd Ohio Infantry Regiment. In 1862 and 1863 Mead served in Kentucky and Tennessee. He was on the expedition for relief of Burnside, besieged in Knoxville late 1863 and early 1864. He participated in the campaign for Atlanta, as a part of 23rd Corps, May-September, 1864. His first real fighting occurred in the Atlanta campaign, battle of Resaca. He was in General George H. Thomas's campaign against Hood in Middle Tennessee in the winter of 1864-1865. He completed his service in North Carolina, spring and summer 1865. For material on 103rd Ohio, see Philip C. Hayes, Journal-History of the Hundred and Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Bryan, Ohio, 1872).

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of photocopies of 49 letters, dating between September 11, 1862 and June 3, 1865, from Chauncey W. Mead, all of which are addressed to Miss Kate Litzel (Cleveland, Ohio) his fiancée, and later wife. The letters discuss camp life, his patriotism, his morale, and Southern women, but little about combat. The letters were written from Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and the Atlanta-Marietta, Georgia area during the Atlanta Campaign (1864).

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Arranged in chronological order.

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1 - Correspondence, 1862-1865