Finding aid, scan and typescript (Click on “Additional Files” below) for Manuscripts Small Collection 3608. Letter, 8 January 1863, of Henry P. Gardner, Atlanta, Illinois, to his father and sister in law. From camp at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he is serving with the 38th Illinois Infantry, he writes vividly of the horrors of the Battle of Stones River: the heavy shelling, the aggressive tactics of Union General William Rosecrans, and the carnage on the battlefield, especially as suffered by Confederate forces.
United States History
Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Gardner, Henry P., 1838?-1863 (SC 3608)" (2021). MSS Finding Aids. Paper 4957.