Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881
- Existence: 1824 - 1881
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box: 62
Scope and Contents Letters to parents sent from Camp Lincoln, Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., Newbern and Plymouth, N.C., Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C. Letters are newsy and detailed. Describes drilling, guard duty, camp life, troop movements, skirmishes and battles. Gives very detailed descriptions of his life in camp, what they eat, wear, living quarters, other soldiers, his general thoughts on all of it and his stay in the hospital in Baltimore. Also detailed descriptions of troop movements with...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864
Collection — Box: 85
Scope and Contents Letter, 1862, to Major General Burnside introducing Edward Stanley who had been appointed military governor of South Carolina. A few general instructions for acting under Stanley's authority. Draft of letter, 1865, in handwriting of L.Y. Bates with annotations by Stanton, to General Grant reporting the President's death and directions on mourning for the military.
Dates: Created: May 20, 1862 and April 16, 1865
Collection — Box: 73
Scope and Contents Letters to his parents, Israel and Rebecca Rogers, in Mass. interesting and detailed letters. Discusses camp life, marching, detailed troop movements, regimental and military actions at Fredricksburg and in and around Petersburg, Virginia and happenings in his regiment. Mentions Lincoln and Burnside reviewing the troops and gives his impressions of each. Details life in the hospital as a convalescent and as an orderly. Discusses family news, letters from brothers, Israel Jr. and Joseph, and...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864