Andrew and Mary E. Burwell correspondence, 1864-1865
Unidentified Confederate soldier and his family
Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Liljenquist Family Collection of Civil War Photographs
- University of Southern Mississippi
- Letters exchanged between Burwell and his wife, Mary E. (Swannell) Burwell, during Burwell's Civil War service with the 5th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Burwell's letters include descriptions of camp life, the role of the chaplain in his company, action during the siege of Petersburg, Va., and his hospitalization at City Point, Va., and later in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Burwell's letters describe life on the home front and women's activities during the war.
- "Montello September 25th 1864
- "... I have had a bad cold since I came down here but am getting better now, the baby is very cross just now she is cutting her teeth through now she has got one. She is in my arms the most of the time I can't get much time to do anything. I write your letters in such a hurry that I am ashamed of the writing but you will excuse it all how know how it is. Father has hired Jacob Shibely for three days to finish cutting the corn he has to pay him a dollar a day he has got to cut his buckwheat and sell his hos this week so I shall have to go back home in the morning and live with Jacob for three or four days ..."
- Citation: The Letters of Andrew and Mary E. Burwell (1864-1865), McCain Library and Archives, The University of Southern Mississippi.
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