This page contains the published and unpublished primary sources which I consulted for The Battle of Kennesaw Mountain.
Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio:
Albert A. Champlin Diary, in the Alfred Mewett Papers
Henry Harrison Cummings Papers
Francis A. Day Diary (microfilm)
William David Evans Papers
William Foster Correspondence
Joseph Gaskill Record Book and Diary
Gorgas Family Papers
William Grinnell Family Papers
Albert Gaillard Hart Papers
George H. Hildt Papers
Peter Hitchcock Papers, 1861-1865
George Hodges Letters
Henry Holcomb Papers
William J. Jordan Papers (microfilm)
Benjamin T. Jones Papers
Picket Latimer Family Papers
George D. Lockwood Family Papers
Jeremiah and Elizabeth T. Mansfield Papers
James McMahon Letters
Henry Augustus Mills Diary (microfilm)
James Nesbitt-Isaac P.C. Raub Family Papers
Regimental Papers of the Civil War
William W. Richardson Papers
E.G. Wood Family Papers
Atlanta History Center, Atlanta, Georgia:
Antebellum and Civil War Collection, Mss645
Folder 15, Diary of Jacob Andervount
Folder 18, Letter from 63rd Georgia, July 1, 1864
David Gilmer Watts Collection, Mss248
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Books Library, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Alexander Miller Ayers Papers, Collection No. 276
Library of Congress, Manuscripts Division, Washington, D.C.:
James Congleton Papers
Richard Massey Papers
Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park Library:
IL-1 Sgt. Major Lyman Widney, 34th Illinois
IL-9, Diary of Colonel Allen Fahnestock, 86th Illinois
IL-16, Diary of Pvt. James Japeth McCabe, 20th Illinois, Company D
IL-28, Captain Albert M. Tilton, 51st Illinois
IL-30, Austin Veeder Flint, 64th Illinois
IL-32, Andrew M. Potter, Co K, 74th Illinois
IL-29, Letters of Pvt. John Swanson, 105th Illinois
IN-1, Diary of member of Co D, 12th Indiana
IN-4, Diary of Captain John M. Carr, Company G, 100th Indiana
IN-5, William F. Keay, Co D, 17th Indiana
IN- 6, Elias Milford Alter, Co. B, 66th Indiana
IN-7, Private Benjamin Franklin Whittinghill, Co. I, 53rd Indiana
IN-10, Private Henry C. Green Diary, Co E, 87th Indiana
IN-13, Letters of Phillip Miller Benjamin, 9th Indiana
IN-15, Diary of Rev. George Washington Terry, Chaplain 97th Indiana
KY-1, Diary of Capt John Tuttle, 3rd Kentucky, Diary
KY-3, Surgeon Clairborne Walton, 21st KY
MI-3, Letters of W.S. Lewis, Co. F, 19th Michigan
NY-2, Diary of Sgt. L.R. Coy, Co K. 123rd NY
OH-1, Diary of Capt. Edward Spear, 15th OH Battery
OH-3, Diary Captain James Skelton, 27th Ohio
OH-4, Diary, William Kenett Armstrong, Co D, 52nd Ohio
OH-5, Diary of William P Fulton, 98th Ohio
OH-6, Letters of William P. Fulton and Winfield Scott Fulton, 98th Ohio
OH-7, Diary of Jacob Cox
OH-11, Lt. George Hurlbut letters, 14th Battery, OH Light Artillery
OH-13, Diary of Commissary Sergeant OM Scott, 121st Ohio
OH-22, Diary of Pvt. Jason Herd, 19th Ohio
OH-26, Diary of Henry Gilman Shedd, 97th Ohio
OH-27, Journal of 1st Lt. Robert Dilworth, Co I, 21st Ohio
OH-28, Diary of Col. O.L. Jackson, 63rd OVI
OH-29, June 24, 1864 letter from a member of the 3rd Ohio Battery
OH-32, David Blair Letters, 45th Ohio
OH-33, Captain Alivah Stone Skilton, Co I, 57th OVI, “Reminiscences of the Charge at Kennesaw”
OH-35, Letters of Pvt Bill Raff, 19th Ohio
WS-3, Diary of Private Alonzo Miller, 12th Wisconsin, Company A,
FL 1- A.J. Neal letters
AL-4, E.D. Willet Diary, 40th Alabama
AL-5, William McMillian letters
GA-4, Private Celathiel Helms letter, 63rd Georgia, Co E.
GA-10, Pvt. William O. Norrell letters, Co. B, 63rd GA
Ga-18, unnamed private in 40th GA, “Some Recollections of the Civil War, by a Private in the 40th GA Regiment, CSA”, pic 35, excerpt on Kennesaw Fighting
GA-20, Private Zachariah Armistead letters, 42nd Georgia
GA-21, Private Abraham Moses Colton letters, Co. H, 42nd GA
GA-22, Private William R. Hurst letters, Company G, 66th Georgia
LA-1-Diary of Lt. W.L. Trask
MS-4-Lt. Col. Columbus Sykes letters, 43rd Mississippi
SC-1- Private Samuel McKittrick letters, 16th South Carolina
TN-1- Lt. R.W. Colville letter, 26th Tennessee
TN-3- Diary of Captain Robert Davis Smith
TN-4, James Iredell Hall, 9th Tennessee
TN-5, WJ Watson Diary, Co. E, 53rd TN
TN-6, William Crook letters, 13th Tennessee
TN-7, W.J. McDill letters, 9th Tennessee
TN-8, 48th Tennessee battle remembrances
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