A Guide to the William Burgess Letter, 1886 Burgess, William Letter Ms1989-050

A Guide to the William Burgess Letter, 1886

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Collection Number Ms1989-050


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Collection Number
William Burgess Letter, 1886
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Burgess, William

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Scope and Content

 Letter written August 24, 1886, to General William D. Dixon from Burgess, formerly a first lieutenant in the 6th Pennsylvania Corps in the Civil War. Burgess describes the skirmish at Drainsville, Virginia (December 1861), and the actions of General Edward O. Ord in that engagement.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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