Jordan-Burnett papers, 1860-1898, 1929, 1950.


Burnett, Eugene Paul. Jordan-Burnett papers, 1860-1898, 1929, 1950.

Jordan-Burnett papers, 1860-1898, 1929, 1950.

The collection consists of letters, cartes-de-visite (most unidentified), biographical information on Rachel Gunby Jordan and Eugene P. Burnett, printed material, Confederate money, clippings, and locks of hair. The main portion of the collection consists of letters written to Delia D. Jordan in Sparta, Georgia, from her fianceĢ Eugene Paul Burnett during the Civil War. His letters describe daily camp life, his duties as Inspector General, and details of battles as he moved through South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. There are also letters from Delia's brothers, William Franklin Jordan, Robert Pierpont Jordan, and George Gunby Jordan. Also in the collection is a photograph of General Robert E. Lee and an Augusta newspaper, Daily Constitutionalist, from July 3, 1862. The newspaper contains descriptions of the current battles and lists of wounded men, including W.F. Jordan.

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