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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 bring...
    • 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 and...
    • 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: 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, February 19, 1865

    • 1865-02-19
    • 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, expressing hope that he will be released soon. He mentions his slowly improving health, and questions why his letters are not reaching his family.
    • Letter: William Dehon to William H. S. Burgwyn, November 9, 1864

    • 1864-11-09
    • 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 William Dehon, with one hundred dollars enclosed. Dehon also laments the death of William Burgwyn's brother, Henry King Burgwyn, and comments on other family members' health.
    • Letter: Susan E.J. Hudson to William H. S. Burgwyn, January 12, 1865

    • 1865-01-12
    • 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, commenting on William's recent illness and telling him she sent a newspaper. She also asks if William can be paroled from Fort Delaware and if she can help him.
    • Letter: P. G. T. Beauregard to Emily Burgwyn, March 25, 1865

    • 1865-03-25
    • 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 P. G. T. Beauregard, wishing Emily Burgwyn's city is never visited by Union forces.
    • Letter:  Anna Greenough Burgwyn to William H. S. Burgwyn, November 16, 1864

    • 1864-11-16
    • 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 mother, primarily relating family news and health updates. She also expresses concern that the family's letters are not reaching William.
    • Letter: Henry King Burgwyn,  Sr., to William H. S. Burgwyn, November 2, 1864

    • 1864-11-02
    • 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, inquiring whether William is receiving proper clothing and supplies. In the margin, Henry notes that Pompey, a slave, asks about William frequently and sends his love.
    • Letter:  Hill Burgwyn to William H.S. Burgwyn, December 25, 1864

    • 1864-12-25
    • 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 cousin, telling William he wished to send supplies, which are prevented by prison regulations. He tells William he would send money, and expresses sadness and rememberance of happy family moments.
    • Letter: John Greenough to William H. S. Burgwyn, January 31, 1865

    • 1865-01-31
    • 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 him she could not acquire the rulers he requested. She says she will send William the requested buttons. She also reports that William can not be paroled currently.
    • Letter: Susan E.J. Hudson to William H. S. Burgwyn, February 8, 1865

    • 1865-02-08
    • 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 William H. S. Burgwyn's cousin, expressing worry and lack of faith that the Civil War will end and peace will return. She mentions her laudatory comments about General Robert E. Lee.
    • 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...

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