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Title John Burrill Civil War Letter Collection
Call Number MSS 415
Extent 1 folder
Dates of Creation 1861 - 1865
Creator John Burrill
Scope & Content Contains one photo copy of typewritten letters of John Burrill that he wrote to his mother during the Civil War. They discuss his experiences during the war, and a lot of the time mention the location that he was in while writing.
Admin/Biographical History John Burrill was a soldier in the Civil War who served with the 2nd New Hampshire volunteer infantry from 1861-1865. He discusses his time His letters to his mother were brought from New Hampshire to Hawley, Minnesota where she settled in 1880. The next winter in John Burrill's's daughters copied the letters during a particularly bad cold spell where they did not go to school. The letters were later typed and bound by Paul Burrill in 1905.
Subjects Civil War
Correspondence
Access Conditions There are no access restrictions on the materials, and the collection is open to all members of the public in accordance with state law.
Copyrights The researcher assumes full responsibility for conforming to the laws of libel, privacy, and copyright of the state of Minnesota which may be involved in the use of this collection.
Language of Material English
Archival History Donated by Bob Brekken in 2005 – Accession #2005.50
Containers Letters, John H. Burrill, Company A, 2nd Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865