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    • Anson County Petition for Convention, Jan. 1861

    • 1861-01
    • Anson County (N.C.)--Politics and government; North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Sources; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Ellis, John Willis, 1820-1861; Secession--North Carolina; Governors--North Carolina--Correspondence;
    • Anson County citizens petition Governor John W. Ellis to convene the General Assembly in order to call for a secession convention. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the North Carolina State...
    • Letters: Joseph Ward to D. W. Revis and J. (John) E. Morgan, June 23, 1863

    • 1863-06-23
    • Beans; Potatoes--North Carolina; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Children--North Carolina; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; Food; Confederate States of America--Social conditions; North...
    • Ward (Revis's brother-in-law) writes to Daniel saying they have enough beans and potatoes to eat at home and that he should come home to share the food. The militia will be leaving on August 1, 1863 (The implication being, perhaps, that after that...
    • Letter: J. J. Young to Henry King Burgwyn, July 31, 1863

    • 1863-07-31
    • Burgwyn, Henry King, 1841-1863; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • J. J. Young writes Henry K. Burgwyn about the details of his son’s death. Young explains how close he and Henry King Burgwyn, Jr. were and how badly he feels that he was not there to hear his last words. He also explains that he was unable to...
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn writes to his mother Anna Greenhough Burgwyn, February 12, 1863.

    • 1863-02-12
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 11th; Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry...
    • William H. S. Burgwyn tells his mother about his time on picket duty, he also was happy to let her know that he had been able to go to a ball and had a very pleasant time.
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn writes to his mother Anna Greenhough Burgwyn, March 9, 1863

    • 1863-03-09
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Confederate States of America. Army. North Carolina Infantry Regiment, 35th; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United...
    • William H. S. Burgwyn tells his mother about the cost of Calico and silk stocking in Wilmington, N.C., and explains that he would be happy to get her something if she so desired, he also describes his cousin Hazel’s home, whom he was able to go...
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to his mother, Anna Greeenough Burgwyn, Dec. 15, 1862

    • 1862-12-15
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military life; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United...
    • William describes the Battle of Fredericksburg and its aftermath to his mother. He explains to her in great detail about the battle.
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to his father Henry King Burgwyn, Sr., Dec. 17, 1862

    • 1862-12-17
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military life; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United...
    • William descries the Battle of Fredericksburg and its aftermath to his father, he also tells of the provisions the men gathered from the dead “Yankees.”
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to his father Henry King Burgwyn, Sr., Oct. 5, 1863

    • 1863-10-05
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; Sugar--Processing; Candles; Plantations--North Carolina; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects; United...
    • William writes to his father with a description of a new sugar press that has been built on the plantation. He includes a drawing of some of the parts to the press and explains how the press works. He also gives some information on the...
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to his mother, Anna Greenough Burgwyn, July 18, 1863

    • 1863-07-18
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Religious aspects;
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn to his mother, thanking her for her letter and describing his feelings since the loss of his brother Henry. He also writes about the death of General Pettigrew and his hopes to be promoted in the near future.
    • Letter: David S. Greenough to William H. S. Burgwyn, November 25, 1864

    • 1864-11-25
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn's uncle, stating that he received William's letter acknowledging the clothes David sent. David urges William to write more, as much as the prison's rules will allow. He also relates information on the health of...
    • Letter: Asa Owen Aldis to William H. S. Burgwyn, February 9, 1865

    • 1865-02-09
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from Asa Owen Aldis expressing hope that William H. S. Burgwyn might be exchanged for Union prisoners of war.
    • Letter: Henry King Burgwyn, Sr., to William H. S. Burgwyn, December 30, 1864

    • 1864-12-30
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn's father, expressing concern that letters are not reaching William, despite the family's following of prison regulations. He also reports on family health and the ongoing attempts to free William from...
    • Letter: J. A. Smith to William H. S. Burgwyn, December 8, 1864

    • 1864-12-08
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from J. A. Smith telling William that he has forwarded all the money he owed William.
    • Letter:  William H. S. Burgwyn to his mother, Anna Greenough Burgwyn, December 30, 1864

    • 1864-12-30
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn to his mother, telling her that there may have been a false obituary reporting his death. He expresses sadness at missing Christmas with the family and hopes for release soon. He mentions that his letters are...
    • Letter: Asa Owen Aldis to William H. S. Burgwyn, February 9, 1865

    • 1865-02-09
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from Asa Owen Aldis asking the commandant at Fort Delaware to forward letters to William H. S. Burgwyn.
    • Letter: David S. Greenough to William H. S. Burgwyn, December 10, 1864

    • 1864-12-10
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn's uncle, relating recent inquiries with General Schoepf about prisoners' clothing. He also mentions family visiting William, if allowed by the prison.
    • Letter: Susan E. J. Hudson to William H. S. Burgwyn, December 22, 1864

    • 1864-12-22
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn's cousin, expressing sadness that William is incarcerated, but relief that he is not in the line of battle. She also writes of her husband's recent death.
    • Letter:  Minnie Anderson to William H. S. Burgwyn, January 1, 1865

    • 1865-01-01
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn's cousin, telling William of the family and the holidays. She wishes that William could be released from Fort Delaware.
    • Letter: Hill Burgwyn to William H. S. Burgwyn, February 10, 1865

    • 1865-02-10
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn's cousin, telling William that he sent a package of books. He expresses happiness at William's hope for release.
    • Letter: William H. S. Burgwyn to his father, Henry King Burgwyn, Sr., February 14, 1865

    • 1865-02-14
    • Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913; Burgwyn, William Hyslop Sumner, 1845-1913--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • A letter from William H. S. Burgwyn to his father, complaining of an illness. He also discusses his release, before which he will be searched and items confiscated.

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