Military History

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The Kenan Research Center’s military history collections document the Civil War, particularly the Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and the experiences of Georgia soldiers involved in other theatres of battle. The Research Center holdings include over 350 collections of primary source material, including diaries, letters, military orders, and other material from Union and Confederate soldiers and officers, as well as civilians. The holdings also contain collections of individuals serving in the military during World War I and World War II. The Research Center’s oral history collection features over 600 interviews with veterans of foreign wars, including World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and the Gulf Wars.

Military Collections. Dig in.

Civil War

Carrie Berry Papers

Lemuel P. Grant Papers

Antebellum and Civil War Collection

General William Tecumseh Sherman Field Orders Collection

William M. Standard Papers

Cornelius Hanleiter Papers

Holliday Family Civil War Correspondence

Wilbur G. Kurtz Sr. Papers

World War I and World War II

Haverty Family Papers

Rosalie Howell Papers

Remson P. King World War I Papers

Charles Schley Gardner Papers

Oral History

Veterans History Project

For more information about our archival collections, please call 404.814.4040 or email

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