31st Ohio soldier writes of destruction of Atlanta in September 1864

Camp near Atlanta 9/14/64. Soldier (Stickell) writes soldier friend (now in U.S. Engrs.) about city’s capture & destruction.

Writes “Has never seen such a riddled place, every bldg. struck with fragments of shell, “depot riddled to pieces,” would be impossible to stay while missles were flying thru the air, writes battle of Jonesboro, on march to enemies rear, destroying RR until 9/1 when Rebels were driven from their position & Atlanta was “ours” (in Federal hands), started for it once the WIA & captured goods were secure from enemy, do not get much rations, much complaining & cursing etc.

Letter for sale as of June 2018:

https://shop.bmgcivilwar.net/31st-Ohio-Infantry-soldiers-letter-Destruction-of-Atlanta-GA-OH31.htm?categoryId=-1

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