A Guide to the Thomas Morris Burns Letters, 1862-1900 (Bulk, 1862-1865) Burns, Thomas Morris Letters Ms2000-087

A Guide to the Thomas Morris Burns Letters, 1862-1900 (Bulk, 1862-1865)

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Collection Number Ms2000-087


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Collection Number
Thomas Morris Burns Letters, 1862-1900 (Bulk, 1862-1865)
Physical Characteristics
0.5 cu. ft. 1 box
Burns, Thomas Morris

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Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

The Thomas Morris Burns Letters are on deposit with Special Collections. Permission to publish from the papers must come from the donor. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Scope and Content

Letters written by Thomas Burns to his family between August 1862 and June 1865 while he was serving with the 52nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The regiment was attached to the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Corps, Army of the Cumberland. He participated in engagements in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina. Burns, of Richmond, Jefferson County, Ohio, was the son of Scottish immigrants and was 18 or 19 years old when he enlisted in the Union Army. The collection also contains 2 images of Burns and a letter from John B. McCarel of the 52nd Ohio to Burns' father.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865