The National Archives' Atlanta-area facility has, for several years, kept documents from the Civil War era, ranging from Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest's bankruptcy papers, to oaths of allegiance in which former Confederate soldiers promised to not rebel against the United States again.
But, according to archives employees, the documents were scattered across the many types of files at the facility. There has not been a large, focused concentration of the documents - until now.
Archivists at the Atlanta branch of the National Archives are processing Union Army documents from Kentucky and Tennessee. The documents were recently transferred to the Morrow location from the National Archives facility in Washington D.C., as part of the nationwide effort to put such documents in regional facilities that are closer to people who would be interested in them, archivists said.
The National Archives at Atlanta serves eight states.
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