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Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, undated

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Date

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Abstract

Letters, 1866-1868 and undated, to and from Caroline Burleigh of Mount Carmel, Connecticut, and her husband, Cecil A. Burleigh, while serving with the 20th Connecticut Infantry Regiment. The letters mainly discussed domestic issues, focusing on Caroline's running of the farm and livestock, monetary issues, and each other's well being. Cecil's letters did not go into great detail about the battles; the main focus in the letters is responding to Caroline. The letters do contain descriptions of troop movements and camp life, as well as including notes for their child, Louise. Many of the letters continue from the last page to the front page (cross written over top of the front page).

Bibliographic Citation

Caroline and Cecil Burleigh letters, 1866-1868 and undated. Accession 44358. Civil War 150 Legacy Project, The Library of Virginia, Richmond Va. 23219.

Provenance

Lent for scanning by Patricia Bangs.