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Andrew S. Burt Civil War letter

Andrew S. Burt Civil War letter

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Finding aid for the Andrew S. Burt Civil War letter

BC.MSS.13.13

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700
arkinfo@cals.org

February 4, 2015



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Burt, Andrew S., 1842-1936
Title: Andrew S. Burt Civil War letter
Dates: January 18, 1863
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains a letter written by Sailor Andrew S. Burt to his aunt Sarah P. Creter.
Identification: BC.MSS.13.13
Language: English
Permanent URL:http://purl.oclc.org/arstudies/bc-mss-1313

Arrangement

This collection is contained in two files.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Sailor Andrew S. Burt to his aunt Sarah P. Creter.


Biographical Information

Andrew S. Burt was born October 11, 1842, in Coshocton County, Ohio, to Daniel and Catherine Creter Burt. By the outbreak of the war, the family had moved to Van Wert, Ohio. Andrew enlisted in the U.S. Navy at Cairo, Illinois, on February 22, 1862. He served first on the U.S.S. Cincinnati, and then was moved to USS Louisville. He was on the Louisville at the mouth of the White River in Arkansas when he wrote this letter.

Andrew returned to Ohio following the war. In 1866 he married Alice Conover, who was born in 1846 to John and Mary Conover of Montgomery County, Ohio. The couple had two daughters. Andrew worked as an accountant and banker. They lived for a time in the 1890s in Minneapolis, before returning to Van Wert. Alice died in 1912, and Andrew died in 1936.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Burt, Andrew S., 1842-1936
Creter, Sarah P., 1800-1893
Fort Hindman (Ark.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations
USS Cincinnati (gunboat)
USS Louisville (gunboat)
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
White River (Ark. and Mo.)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Andrew S. Burt Civil War letter, MSS.13.13, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, April 5, 2013


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