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Burpee, Thomas Francis, 1830-1864 [Collection of Thomas Francis Burpee, field and staff, 21st regiment, Connecticut, infantry] [Decimalized .001- .385]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02744 Author/Creator: Burpee, Thomas Francis, 1830-1864 Place Written: Various Places Type: Header Record Date: 1837-1929 Pagination: 560 items Order a Copy

Mentions Fredericksburg, Suffolk, North Carolina, and the 1863 Virginia campaign. Burpee was wounded at Cold Harbor, Virginia on June 9, 1864 and died a few days later. The collection includes memorabilia connected to his death. Collection includes: 288 letters, 166 envelopes, 14 newspaper clippings, 12 receipts, 1 map, 1 note, 1 probate record, 1 family record, 8 pieces of scrap paper, 1 telegram, 32 miscellaneous military papers, 11 certificates, 3 calling cards, 3 lists, 1 carte de visite, 1 drawing, 6 colored prints, 1 piece of cloth, 1 ribbon, 6 diaries, 1 New Testament and 1 orderly book. Also includes a collateral book entitled "The Story of the 1st [Connecticut] Regiment."

Burpee, Thomas F., fl. 1861-1865

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