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Henry P. Burnham papers, 1842-1864.
Burnham, Henry P., 1848-1864.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSB 30  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Burnham, Henry P., 1848-1864.
Title : Henry P. Burnham papers, 1842-1864.
Physical Description : .5 linear feet.
Summary :

The collection consists of photocopies of letters mostly written by Henry P. Burnham of Williamstown, Vermont, to his parents and sisters while he served in the Civil War. The letters trace his army life, from the time of his enlistment in August 1862, until his death in 1864.

The collection also includes materials concerning Henry Burnham's death, including letters to David Burnham from his daughter, Martha, and son-in-law, Winslow, as well as official letters from Sergeant Thomas H. White in Co. G, with the particulars of Henry's death; a letter to Martha Burnham and her husband from her sister Emma; and a death notice from Walton's Daily Journal, September 15, 1864.

Reproduction Note : Photocopies.
Location of originals : Originals in possession of Margaret C. Doig, R.D. 1, Box 238, Sharon Springs, N.Y. 13459
Biographical or historical data :

Henry P. Burnham, of Williamstown, Vt., was born Dec. 11, 1843, the son of David (b.1802) and Betsy Olds Burnham (1803-1862). He enlisted August 5, 1862, as a private in the 10th Vermont Regiment, Co. G. During 1863 and 1864 he saw action in Virginia when his Regiment was involved in the Wilderness Campaign and the Battles of Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, and Winchester, among others. Burnham was killed at the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864.

Personal Subject : Olds, Phineas.
Burnham, Hannah.
Burnham, David, b. 1802.
Burnham family Genealogy.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 10th 1862-1865. Company G.
Subject Term : Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864.
Spotsylvania Court House, Battle of, Va., 1864.
Cedar Creek, Battle of, Va., 1864.
Cold Harbor, Battle of, Va., 1864.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Williamstown (Vt.) Social life and customs.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Genealogies.
Marriage licenses.
Correspondence.
Electronic Resource : Click here for full text of finding aid.