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Accession number 1996.037
Catalog Number 1996.037
Collection Pearce Civil War Collection
Object Name Letter
Title Ayers (Alexander M.) Papers, 1864
Creator Ayers, Alexander M.
Date June 27, 1864
Dates of Creation June 27, 1864
Scope & Content This letter, written June 27, 1864 describes the scenes Ayers witnessed during the battle of Kennesaw Mountain. "Our loss in officers is the Col 3 Capt & one Lieut & at this time the No of men not known but generally believed to be over 50 men. the loss in the Brig supposed to be near 350 It has been really a bloody day & with all our loss did not gain a single thing nor (probably) killed one man among the enemy." Ayers was not in the battle himself but worked in the field hospital all during the battle and afterwards. "The sene in the Hospital was really heart sickening I was there about 3 hours & saw much of them suffering it is terrible."
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People Ayers, Alexander M.
Search Terms 125th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Credit line Pearce Civil War Collection
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