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Confederate brigadier general John H. Kelly writes a letter at 1 a.m., describing his slow progress and intentions to "strike the Flat Shoals and Jonesboro war." Dated July 28, 1864, at "McDonega & Atlanta Road."
Hd. Qtrs. J.H. Kelly Div McDonega & Atlanta Road 1 A.M. July 28, 1864 Maj- I have the honor to state that my command is on the war. I will strike the Flat Shoals & Jonesboro War, at a point about four mile from Flat shoals, between Flat Shoals & Jonesboro- It is so dark that the Command is necessarily compelled to move slowly. I fear my Couriers will find great difficulty in reaching you owing to the darkness- Respy J.H. Kelly Brig. Gen'l Cmdg.'
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John H. Kelly, Flat Shoals, Jonesboro, Jonesborough, Georgia, Atlanta, war, Confederate
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Kelly, John Herbert, "John H. Kelly letter to Major E.S. Barford, dated July 28, 1864." (1864). Broadus R. Littlejohn, Jr. Manuscript and Ephemera Collection. 241.
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