On Monday, Nov. 11, researcher and historian Phillip Whiteman is presenting a program entitled, “Mail Call: A Look at Letters from Sherman’s Soldiers”.
This presentation will look into Union soldiers in the Western theater sending and receiving letters before, during and after the Atlanta Campaign.
Whiteman will look at the writing and postal materials used to send thoughts, hopes, conditions and all too often, condolences to the home front.
Examples of original letters written found in the National Archives will be shown. A brief tutorial on how to find original soldier’s letters will also be given at this presentation.
Phillip Whiteman is a native Atlantan and has a history degree from the University of Alabama. He is an active researcher of the societal and material culture of the Civil War Era. He participates in living history programs at National Parks and historical sites and is a member the Kennesaw Mountain Cannon Crew.
Currently Whiteman assists part time at the Roswell Historical Society Library and Archives and is digitizing and cataloging the military manuscripts at the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park library.
The program will take place at the Battlefield’s Visitor Center at 7 pm and is free and open to the public. For more information on this or any of Kennesaw Mountain’s programs, please call 770-427-4686 x 0 between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM.