|Creator:||Mickle, William H., 1839-1922|
|Title:||William H. Mickle correspondence|
|Quantity:||0.1 Linear feet (20 letters)|
William H. Mickle (1839-1922) was from Marianville, Schenectady County, N.Y., and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the 134th New York, serving in Virginia. He was promoted to Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of the Chief of Artillery for XX Corps, commanded by General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker, when it took part in the campaigns in Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas. Mickle wrote home regularly to his wife, Oleavia Ploss, and several family members.
The collection consists of twenty letters, written by Union soldier William H. Mickle to his wife Oleavia and other family members. These letters were written in the summer of 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign, primarily while Mickle was stationed near Marietta. Throughout the summer of 1864 Mickle continued writing through the battles around Atlanta then across the state and into Savannah that December. His writings tell of the progress of the campaign, discussing key figures and locations such as General Joseph Hooker, the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, and the entrance into Savannah. Health, family, and personal matters are also addressed.
William H. Mickle correspondence, ms 3827, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.