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Guide to the G.W. Burke paper MSS.1659

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-06-23T10:08-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

G.W. Burke paper

Unit ID:

MSS.1659

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 item, 12 pages - Typescript)

Dates:

1895 April 27

Abstract:

A paper by Civil War veteran G. W. Burke describing Sherman's "March to the Sea," September-December 1864.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of a photocopy of paper titled "The March to the Sea," read to the George W. Lennard post of the Grand Army of the Republic, New Castle, Indiana, on 27 April 1895, which recounts W.T. Sherman's army's march from Atlanta to Savannah, Georgia, September-December 1864. Burke, according to a handwritten inscription at the paper's end, was a member of the 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. The paper reads more like a newspaper account than the reminiscence of a private soldier.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2005

Preferred Citation:

"The March to the Sea," by G.W. Burke, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

Civil War soldier from Pennsylvania.

The March to the Sea Box 6476 Folder 16

Paper by G. W. Burke, describing Sherman's March to the Sea, September-December 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20771