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Pattie Burnley Papers1864-1865

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Pattie Burnley Papers




Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives. Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931

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For microfilmed copies see Clift number(s): 0193

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Pattie Burnley Papers, 97SC103,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.


31 items

Scope and Content

This collection consists of 31 items written to Pattie Burnley, of Frankfort, Kentucky, from prison camps between 1864-1865. The letters were written by prisoners at Johnson's Island, Camp Chase, Fort Delaware, Rock Island, McLean Barricks, Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, and Camp Douglas among others. They describe the conditions, food, and daily life of prisoner of war camps. Correspondents include Major General Edward Johnson, W.R. Methvin, J.W. McDonald, J.B. Foster, John T. Postlethwaite, William A. Masteers, and J. Barton Lyons. The letters from Major General Johnson to Miss Burnley (Aug. 2, 1864 to May 16, 1865) trace his prisoner of war experiences at Fort Delaware, Johnson's Island, and Fort Warren. Johnson was Miss Burnley's cousin. A three page poem is also included in this collection. There is a one page introduction entitled, "Stonewall Jackson as Sentinel."

Arrangement: Original order of collection maintained.


  • Postlethwaite, John T.
  • Johnson, Edward, fl. 1864-1865
  • Methvin, W. R.
  • Lyons, J. Barton
  • Masters, William A., fl. 1864-1865
  • McDonald J. W.
  • Foster, J. B.
  • Dickinson, J. M.
  • United States--History--Civil War (1861-1865)--Prisoners and prisons--Confederate
  • United States--Army--Prisons

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