23rd Georgia Infantry

Diary of Samuel Green Burdette

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Below is the typed script diary of Company A's Lt. Samuel Green Burdette, This Diary was made possible to post on this site by the generous donation of Art Green, wishing to find a good home for it. Art is the owner of the web site for the 38th Alabama Infantry (http://www.38thalabama.com/) he received the diary from a friend when he was conducting civil war research, that friend is now deceased, so not sure where the original diary is located.
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If anyone knows any information on the where abouts of the real diary, it would be greatly appreciated if that info was passed along.
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You will find the diary in two forms, the first is how it is in type script form, with the editing in ( ).
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The second will be posted with editing, for easier read the highlighted words will be the ones that are edited

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Samuel Green Burdett
Friday-on page of book
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S.G. Burdett
To retiang for the meg’s
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Dec the 1st to $6.00
Jan the 4th to $1.00
Feb the 12th to .50c
Feb the 26th to $1.50
Feb the 28th to $2.00
March the 4th to $6.70c
March the 5th to $12.cy 5
March the 8th to $1.05c
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92 Burdett
Bruste Jess Burdett
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R.C. Livilvy 13
Livilvy 13
Joshua Knight and J. Reed & J. Bunse & Roblect Reed run away from Co. A 23 GA reg
The 12th of March 1864
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January 4th 1864
Monday on page of book
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S.G. Burdett The
to rations for meg’s
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Dec 14th to $6.50
Jan 14th to $7.00
Feb 12th to $ .50c
Feb 20th to $1.50
Feb 28th to $2.00
March 6th to $9.50c
March 10th to $2.00
This is the 7th of June we are at Calharber Va
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Calharber Va
S.G. Burdett Co A
This is my book if any one finds hit ther will pleas send it to me-S.G. Burdett Co A 23GA Segt
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January 7th 1864
Thursday on page of book
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S.G. Burdett
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The Jacksonville Railroad & Crafs Keer Road Crafts at Baldwidy Fla
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Berry Shinall was elected 2nd Sergt on the 22nd day of July 64.
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S.G. Burdett sent home 5 cents in silver 1 yankee letter
March 1-th one yankee ainbaty to March 1-th an fien tuant
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January 16th 1864
Sat on page of book
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S.G. Burdett volunteered in the war on the 3rd day of April 1862. Yorktown, Va.
and was elected first Sergt on the 5th of Jan 1863.
Then was elected third Lt of Co A on the 26th of Sept 1863. This is the 25th of Feb 1864.
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Also my best respect to the Company for giving me this place.
No of letters received this year 1864
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I received one from home the 8th of Feb and 2 the 29th of Feb and one the 14th of March.
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January 19th 1864
Tuesday on page of book
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No of letters received
I received one the 18th Feb
I received one the 7th April
and one the 8th of April
and one the 20th of April
and one the 21st of April
and one the 7th of May
I received one the 23rd of May
I received a letter the 19th of June from Sarah roat in Churakee County, roat the 16th of June 1864
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January 22nd 1864
Friday on page of book
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S.G. Burdett Lt Co A
to rations for the meg’s
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Dec the 14th to $1.00
Jan the 14th to $1.00
Feb the 12th to 50c
Feb the 20th to $1.50
Feb the 28th to $2.00
March the 4th to $1.50
March the 10th to $2.00
March the 16th to $17.42
to 3 in the mek
March the 24th to $7.50
Dec 14th to $6.50
Jan 14th to $1.00
March 26th to X 75c
March the 28th to X $1.00
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January 31st 1864
Sunday on page of book
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S.G. Burdett Lt Co A
23rd Ga regt
Was bornd Feb 2nd 1841 and was married Feb 21st 1861 and would like to be at home
Feb 28th 1864
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We had a little fight last night and thesy {there) was 3 of our men killed. I don’t know how many Rebels was killed.
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I think we’ll have hard times yet before we git through with them. We are one mile from them. I think we’ll meet them to nite.
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I lent John Vanburgerg 4 dollars and he promest to pay me on the first pay day.
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Henry Rooat promest to pay the barer 5 dollars on the first pay day.
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to rations for my self Feb 23rd to $1.40
Feb 26th to 3.00
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And a fight but I hope not I saw them two men killed, looked bad….a yankee Roat this on questh Lear’s Fla.
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We did have a little fight last night and thay was 3 of our men killed. I don’t know meny of our men was killed but I think we will have hard times yet before we get through with them. We are six miles from them to night and a fight, but I hope not. I saw ten men that was killed shoy look bad.
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S.G. Burdett DR
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to W.N. Quenn $ .50c
to C.T. Culver $1.20
to L. Burdett $1.16
to Capt. Boston $1.00
to Joseph Culver $1.16
to Lt Castuer $2.50
to Robert Reed $1.00
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Lt T.P. Custon (Coster) was killed in the battle of Ocian Paun est Fla the 20th of Feb 64.
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Aulduster (Valdosta), Ga
Malerson (Madison), Fla
Lake City, Fla
Camp Bunnungville (Beauregard), Fla
Baldwidy, Fla
Jacksonville, Fla
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July 12th 1864
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We passed within one hundred yards of the yankers to day.
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S.G. Burdett
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I am at Camp Phinergin 12 miles below Lake City, Florida. Detailed with some men to guard to night have to leave hear to day to follar the yankers.
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I was relieved at Camp Beaureguard the 29th of Feb 64 to follar the regt.
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S.G. Burdett Lt Co A 23rd Ga reg. Was in the service at Yorktown, Va and at Williamsburg, Va and at seven pines, Va and at Santh Maninton (South Mountain), Va and at Sharpsburg, Va and at Chancilville (Chancellersville), Va an was taken (prisoner) there not a battle. Wageuner (Waggoner) and Maris (Morris) Island and was sunk on the boat and was at Fort Swenter and was in the fight ay Ocian pan (Ocean Pond) Fla.
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To Charleston, S.C. to his reg. the battle at Camp Phunergin (Finnegan) was fought on the 20th day of Feb 64.
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The battle of Camp Beaureguard was fought the 20th day of Feb 1864, our loss was 8 hundred, the yanks no 2 thousen
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Lt T.P. Caston (Costner) of Co A 23rd Ga Regt was wounded in the Battle of Ocean Pams, Fla on the 20th day of Feb 1864 and died the 21st of Feb 1864
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Corpl J.W. Arnold of Co A 23rd Ga regt was wounded in the neck in the Battle of Oceans Pams, Fla the 20th day of
Feb 1864
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Baldwin, Fla March 13th 64
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Lt. S.G. Burdett of Co A me and A Culver of Co A Joseph Culver of Co A and W.M. Culver of Co A started last night to hunt some men that runaway from Co A 23rd Ga regt and walk till 12 o’ clock and waded through Braudy Branch about a half mile hit was about wast deep besides another water course fully as larg we could not find the men and we walk our selves down and bilt up a fire and stade till day brak and got up and started to hunt some thing to eat an call in at a nobel
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gentilmans house for our breckurst and hit and paid one dollar a pirce for hit but in the rounds through the night when we started in the Lake of Water we seen a small fire at the far side from us.
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And we made our way for hit land that the men was at the fire and we would go verry quiet for fear they herd us but when we got there ther was no men there so we got to Camp about 12 o’ clock the next day. Sihn Lt. S.G. Burdett in the Groud (Guard) this is the 14th 1864 March.
Baldwin florida March 14th 64
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Baldwin, fla March 21-64
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I dreemed a awfeel dreem last night, I dreem that I was at home I thought that I saw my wife and I thought that she was dead I was really much feritan. When I wake up I though I saw her feet in the coffin but I was verry proud when I found hit was just a dream.
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S.G. Burdett
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Camp Milton Fla the 23rd Ga Regt
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Go from Charleston, S.C. the 10th of Feb 64. I got to Lake City, Fla the 16th of Feb 1864 an went to Oluster (Olustee) depart the 17th.
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I was in the Battle of Ocian pass on the 20th of Feb 64. I left ther the 22th. went to Camp Milton, Fla. I then went to Baldwin on the 9th of March to work on Brest Works and stad till the 18th of march and came back to Camp at Milton, Fla and stad there till the 19th March 64.
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I then started for Sasannah (Savannah), Ga on the 19th an marched to about 20 miles the first day and the second day about 18 miles and camped on the side of a hill near Saint Mary river and the 21st we crossed the river about 9 o’ clock at traders Bluff.
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And then staid there and camped in an field and the 22nd we were told at about 3 o’ clock pm to brak camp in the woods. I went to the railroad the 23rd and stade till the 24th.
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And then broke Camp and then marched to Sareannah (savannah) at about day light. Then we went to Gaening of the 25th March and stade a little while and then went on to Charleston, S.C. Go there the 5th of April stad there till 8th April and went to the City of Sarennah about day light then went to Garning of the 15th April.
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I stade a little while and then went on to Charleston, S.C. got there the 25th of April stade there till the 4th of May and went to the City of Charleston. And the left ther about 1 o’ clock Sunday and went to Welinigton, N.C. and stad there to the 8th Changed cars than marched to Welton, N.C. 0n the 10th May.
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We are living in a line of Battle to about 3 miles west of helersburg (Petersburg), Va, this the 12th day of May 1864 mist
I am on picket with one third of the Company, this the 13th of May 1864. We run the lilack on the 13th that night rite by the Yankers.
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Marched all night and got by to denargs (Drewry's)bluff that day on the 14th of May and there have been fighting war since.
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We got here this the 15th May 64. We lay on the side of a hill and about 3 hundred of the shells fell around us as fast as the Yankers could throw them, this the 14th of May 1864. We had a fight on the 16th of May 1864. We run the Yankers about 5 miles.
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This are in the Works are at Janaus (James) Sod river. We lay on the front line last night amd we thought we was goining to have a fight but tho we lay in our Breast Works last night, this the 20th day of May 64.
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Lying in our Breast Works today rite in front of the Yankers line Buaks (works?), this the 22nd of May Sunday.
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The yankers has throwed several shots at us to day but no body hurt yet.
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I am working on Brest Works to day this the 23rd of May 64.
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We left Chester near Petersburg on the 30th of May and got to this place that day just at night and farm a line of battle and that night we made us some Brest Works.
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And the 1st day of June the yankers charged our works 5 columns deep.
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And we run them back of the 2nd of June and thar we have been fighting every sent this the 3rd day of June.
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We went in the Barunt (Front?) on the 1st day of June. And made us some Brest Works and lay in them till the 7th of June and the yankers charged us 2 times.
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We lost one man killd and was 2 wounded. Win Laurene was killed. We came out of the Works last night the 7th this is the 8th of June and stade of the front till the 10th.
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This has been sorry still to day in the front. All so a little sharp shating (shooting) and the light of their guns June 12th.
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We got up on the morning of the 13th the yankers was all gone from Dremess (Drewrey’s) Bluff.
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And we marched to Malvian (Malvern) hill and lay there one day and night and than come to Petersburgs.
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And our company is on picket to day this the 17th of June. We fell back from our Brest Works near Petersburg on the night of the 17th of June and made our Works. Stade in there till the night of the 30th of June and rested 4 days. Just behind their eyes, this the 1st day of July 64.
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We came in the brest works last night on the hill near the 27th P-M Ga this is the 6th of July 64.
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I saw B.L. Burues (Burnes) the 10th of July 64. Leint Wagacasp was killed the 10th.
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We charged fort harris the 1st day of Oct 64. We had a fight the 7th of Oct 64 Below Richmond. Nov 17th 64. Count (Caught?) a set (site?) of langs (loons?) to day on this clean market road below Richmond.
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I received a furlough from Jause (James) Island, S.C. a grace, the 15th of December 1863 and got home on the 17th 1863 and returned the 13th of Jan 64 to Jause island, S.C.
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The Battle of Ocean Bay, Fla was on the 20th day of Feb 64.
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Lt. Castace was killed. Calquith Brigadely left Fla on the 19th of April for Charleston.
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The Battle of Tercurvin (Drewry's) Bluff was on the 16th of May 1864.
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The Battle of Seven Pauser (Pines) was the 31st of May and the 1st of June.
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The South Massnua (Mountain) fight was the 14th of Sept. 62.
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The fight of Shaafsburg (Sharpsburg) MD was the 17th of Sept. 62.
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The 23rd Ga regt was captured the 2nd day of May 1863 on the Cahases (Furnace?) Chancellarsville, Va.
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On the 23rd August we sure 63 ran the boat the 30th of August 63 from Maris (Morris) Island to Fort Johnson James Island.
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I enlisted in the 23rd Ga regt on the 3rd day of April 1862 at York Town, Va.
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The Battle at Cold Harber was the 3rd of June 1864. The 5th Battle on the Weldson (Weldon) railroad was on the 20th of Aug 1864.
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Haker (Hoke's) to Jasion (Col. Paul F. Faison commanding Ransom.s Brigade) charged Fort Harris (Fort Harrison) the last day of Sept 64. The fight on the Darleer town (Darbeetown) road below Richmond was the 7th of Oct. 64.
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The 23rd Ga regt left Yorktown on the 2nd day of May 1862 and got to Richmond on the 24th day of May 1862.
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Caleyville (Collquitt's) Brigad left Richmond, Va got there on or about the 20th of Aug 1862 to go to Met.
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I got to Richmond to Cohaubarazar (Chimbarazo) to Hospital the 26th day of Sept. 1862 and left the hospital the 8th day of December 1862.
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The 23rd Ga regt left Camp Davis the 8th of Aug 1863 to Charleston and got to Charleston the 10th of Aug 1863.
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we stad at Charleston till the 10th of Feb 1864.
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Colg with 2 rigde (Brigade) got to Petersburg, Va on the 15th of June 1864 remained ther till the 29th of Sept 1864.
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I was elected 1st Serge in Co A the 8th day of Jan 1863 and kept hit till the 26th day of Sept 1863. I was married on the 21st day of July 1861 at Bartow Co Ga this 20th day of Nov 1864.
We gave up Marris Island on the 6th of Sept 1863.
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The Battle in front of Petersburg, Va was the 17th of June 1864.
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Got a wound in the fight at Fla and the Boak (Back).
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I went to a house to get dinner they had brace or two of grouse meat. The man with me had a fast horse.
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Lt. S.G. Burdett and Lt. Davis of Co A regt stad in ditch to rest. the 15 June. Joney Williams
Rukusow 1864 54 RE the 20
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S.G. Burdett Co A 23rd Ga regt was promoted from 2nd Leint to 1st Leint the 4th of Jan 1865 dated back from the 15th day of Aug 1864 by Order of Brigadens Genl Calquitt, Fla Jackson alyan.
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Let. Davis Co A 23rd was relest the 21st day of Dec 1864 from arest Richman.
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Capt. M.J. Baston Co A 23rd Ga Regt receive his papers on the 18th of Dec 1864 for May of the 23rd of August dated back to the 13th of Aug 1864.
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Distance from Richman Va to Damville 141 miles from Gansville Greensboro, N.C. 40 miles.
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The 29th Ga Regt got to Giransbro, N.C. on Crasmiss Day at 5 o’ clock pm on ther way to Wilmington, N.C. 1864 and left Richman on the 22nd day Dec 1864.
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Let. T.B. Davis Co A 23rd Ga Regt was ordered on duty as Cap on the 4th day of Jan 1865.
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W,M, Dum Co A 23rd Ga Regt was elected 1st Sergt on the 6th day of Jan 1865 from 3rd Sergt.
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J. Greyton was elected 3rd Sergt the 6th day of Jan 1865 Co A 23rd Ga
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Sunday Jan 8th 1865
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I was detailed on the 7th Jan 65 with 25 men and 3 Corpl for Police Gard and went about 2 miles on the plant Road from Camp Writinganeh (Whiting) and stad till the night of the 8th 1865 and was relived by Lt. Davis of Co A 23rd Ga regt.
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Jan 9th 1865. We had a review to day by General Bragg near Wilmington, S.C. taken Division.
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Maj Baston with 3 company’s of 23rd Ga Regt got to Wilmington Va on the way from Richman, Va on the 27th of Dec 1864 and then taken yhe boat and went to Fort Anderson 15 miles below Wilmington, N.C. on the leoxi fear river, this Jan 5th 1865.
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And stade at the Fort till the 29th and then came back to Wilmington, N.C. and went in Camp
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Jan 11th 1865
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I was in command of the Company to day Jan 12th 1865.
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I drilled the Company to day near Wilmington, N.C. 18 men and 4 Sergt total enlisted 22
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And from Wilmington, N.C. 125 at Calquidth Berigade left the Camp the night of the of the 12th about 2 o’ clock and came to Sugar loaf and lay the night of the 13th and the 14th.
We went from Camp flowing the yankers. The 15th we fell back to Sugar loaf.
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6th Ga Regt men was killed the 15th Jan 1865.
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We formed a line, the yankers charged again to our picket line. We had a fight on the 18th day of Jan 1865.
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The body fell back that night and then the fight started 19 men were killed.
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Jan 14th 1865
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Stayed the night on the line, left the line to day and walked 2 miles of Wilmington to Co A was sent a head for guard to keep the men from going to Wilmington.
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And then we came back to Sugar Loaf the 28th of Jan 1865.
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I got a fular the 27th of Jan to go to Wilmington sign by Gen Calquitt Calersmith Lt estell aa G June 30th 65.
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The yankers attacted our picket line to day but went back. We got 2 prisoners Jan 20th 1865.
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I relived Co G 23rd regt on picket to day at Sugar loaf.
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Capt Tarvis (Davis) of Co A 23rd regt was officer of the Brigade picket line Jan 21st 1865 at Bardeveel Com of Picket the 21st 1865 at Sugar Loaf.
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I, S.G. Burdett with Co A of the 23rd Ga regt off of picket the 2nd day of July 1865.
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Capt Neely of the 19th Ga Regt was officer of the Brigade Picket line and Co B of the 23rd Ga Regt relived me the 3rd of July 1865.
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I was Brigade officer of the night, the night of the 4th of July 1865.
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Near at Sugar Loaf I went the line one time the Order was to keep 4 men from each Regt at attission.
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.The Brest Works and to report all relarms.
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I received the order from the Jackson A.A. Gen.
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Suger Loaf N.C. July 4th 1865 the 23rd Ga Regt was on dress parade to day. Cap Oureis Davis) Card (Comd?) the Camfellny (Company) and Col Sharp the 4th of July 1865. We were on dress parade to day. I went on with the Company and Col Sharp stade for the dress parade the 5th of July 1865.
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Upson Cochrean of Co A 23rd Ga Regt returned to the regt from Gervass the 5th day of July 1865.
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Co A 23rd Ga Regt July 12th 1865 relived Co G off of picket the night of the 11th 1865 and made new Rifle Pitts and was relived the morning of the 12th by Co B of the 23rd Ga.
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I went on with Co July 11th 1865. The yankers attacked our picket line to day and drove our pickets in and 6 Crofilde and Old Picket line and run our old Gun Boat up a guats on 7 works.
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Sugar Loaf N.C. July 13th 1865. I was lourd (lured) in the ofter part of the night on the Parfit the C night of the 13th of Feb 1865.
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The orders were to keep up one 2 tenth of the men.
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Petersburg, Va. Berry Shinall was elected 2nd Sergt of Co A 23rd Ga Regt on the 22nd day of July 1864.
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Lt. Mays of Co G. 23rd Ga Regt was killed on the 24th of August 1864 at Petersburg, Va.
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Sugar Loaf N.C. July 15th 1865. We had orders on the line to be up at the Brest Works by 4 o’ clock, before day. Looking for a attack by the yankers.
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Sugar Loaf Feb 16th 1865 we had to get up at the Brest Work this morning at 4 o’clock looking for the yankers to attack us fort. Anderson shot 4 shorts down the river at 5 o’clock July 16th 1865.
. Sugar Loaf N.C. Feb 17th 1865 I was on duty to day in charge of a working party getting Brys to go in front of the Brest Works with 4 men by orders of Lt. Col Sharp 23rd Ga Regt. Pg 35 Sugar Loaf N.C. 17th Feb 1865 The yankers run ther Gun Boats on the Cape fear river about 2 o’clock p.m. and fired on Fort Anderson and shelled verry heavy. One old Munertern Run up in one mile of foet Anderson and throwed several Shorts shots.

Sugar Loaf N.C. Feb 18th 1865 I was officer of the Guard for feastfit duty of the Regt the night of the 17th of Feb 1865.
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Capt Graveh (Groves) Co B was officer of the night Feb 18th 1865.
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Sugar Loaf N.C. Feb 18th 1865 the yankers run their Gun Boats up to day and shelled Fort Anderson heavy all day.
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Sugar Loaf, N.C. We was e bacerated (evacuated) by our men on the 17th day of Feb 1865 on Sunday.
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We fell back to the 7 mile Fort from Wilmington and stayed. And though the yankers was coming and flung up some lodgs and then Caley (Company) with Brigade left and went to Fort Camble on the Ceap (Cape) Fear river and lay there the night and the morning of the 20th of Feb. We formed a line of Battle from the river on the Left of the Brigade. Was east from the river.
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Lt. Col. Sharp comedy Regt A Monday 20 Feb 1865.
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Fort Camble Wilmington, Feb 21st 1865 I am on picket to day Co A Ga Regt I relived Co G of the 23rd Ga Regt of the 23rd Ga Regt on the 20th Feb 65.
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Capt. Patton officer of the Picket line. Fort Camble Wilmington, N.C. Feb 21st 1865. Myself and Capt. Sharp with 16 men went out and scant (scout) to day. We were about one mile from our Brest Works but we did not see anything. But a while after we got back the yankers came on us with heavy force and we had to give back. Though we taken the picket line back.
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and stade on piket till dark and Co B relived us. Com (Commander) Bady (badly) hurt on the line.
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Wilmington N.C. was ereaceated (evacuated) on the 22nd day of Feb 1865 by our troops and we moved to north east river and crosed hit about 1 o’clock pm and went about a half mile from the River and formed a line of Battle and flung up tempearaer (temporary) Works and stade till 4 o’clock in the morning of the 23rd of Feb and left a 4 o’clock.
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The yankers and our men Carvielle (Cavalry) fought all the evening. the 22nd at the Bridg on north east river.
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We left North East River at 4 o’clock in the morning of the 23rd day of feb 1865 and marched 18 miles and camped in a line of Battle though a Old field and left at day light the morning of the 24th and march 20 miles to Rock Fish Creek and camped. Hit rained all day on the day of the 24th Feb 1865 and we stade at Rock Creek
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Where we first camped till the morning of the 27th and with 23rd Ga Regt and made Camp about 2 hundred yards from where we first made camp down in the Bend of the Creek 27th of Feb 65.
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The day of the 26th of Feb 1865-ther was some men taken up for stealing from the Setisans (Sutlers) and ther Bucked them and the men lent (let) them Luse and then bucked them again and then lent them Luse Luat (Yet?) a gin so the Guards shot at the men for lusing them but was not hurt but a mess.
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Lt E Stell of Calquith of (officers) Stafs (Staff) Stueka Bayanetinane (Stuck a Bayonet in one) man. I got a call on the 28th day of Feb 1865 to go to the Wagon yard after some paper but I did not go to the Wagon yard. But I went out in the country after some potatoes. But I did not get anything only my dinner. I did not have to pay anything for dinner.
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Datson Bently went with me this was in Dufling County N.C.
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I was detailed fore Guard the morning of the 1st day of March 1865 with 6 men and 20 CVF to guard the Bridg across Rock Fish Creek, N.C. and was relived the morning of the 2nd of March by Lieut Harris of Co F -23rd Ga Regt the order was to let no man cross the bridg without a pass from the Brigade Commander Wilmingtonson
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Fleanasur County, N.C. Dufling (Duplin) Country Yesian “Hanarue (New Hanover) Co at Rock Fish Creek
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Flaker Division got to Rock Fish Creek on the 24th day of Feb 1865 and stade in camp at that place till the 5th of March 65 and left Rock Creek the morning of the 5th and went to Kinston, N.C. on the cars. We got to S Kinston about sun down 5th of March 1865 and we then went out from the town about one half mile to camp and we stade in camp till after the night of the 6th of March 1865 and we got orders to git ready to march and we fell in to lines about 1 o’clock and marched about 3 miles below Kinston and crossed the Noose River and camped in the woods 3 miles from Kinston the night of the 6th of March 1865. And went on the front line the night of the 7th of March between the railroad and the mill and flung up some works and lay till the morning of the 8th and we left a 4 o’clock and went on the left in the rear of the yankers and attacted them
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And run them back about 2 miles. The night of the 8th. We flung up works on the road and lay there till the morning of the 9th and went on the left of the yankers to attach them but they found us out and we went and lay in the weads behind our works and the morning of the 10th we went on the left of the yankers and attacted them but did not take the works. Then we fell back BC to our works and lay the night of the 10th March 65 and then we fell back and crossed the river to Kinston, N.C. and on the 11th day of March 1865.
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R. Dicil Cantrell was wounded slightly on the arm on the 8th of March by a peace of shell.
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Col Neel of the 19th Ga Regt was killed on the 8th of March by a miney ball near Kinston, N.C.
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Colquiths Brgad left the works at the river near Kinston and went about 6 miles below Kinston and camped the night of the 11th
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And then march back to Kinston the day of the 12th and formed a line of Battle in the old field at Kinston and lay there in line of Battle the night of the 12th of March 65.
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Kinston, N.C. was evaceated by order of Gen Bragg on the 13th day of March 1865.
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Col Calequitts Brigade left Kinston on the 13th of March and marched to Maze hall 11 miles from Kinston and camped the night of the 13th and left at sun up the morning of the 14th 65 and got to Goldsburg, N.C. about 3 o’clock on the 14th of March 65 and stoped one mile from Goldsburg to cook ratian.
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Distents from Holds Barote (Goldsboro) to Maze Hall is 15 miles and from Maze Hall to Kinston is 11 miles total from Goldsburg to Kinston is 26 miles from Goldsburg to Morehead City, N.C. is 95 miles.
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We camped at Goldsburg the night of the 14th of March and left at 6 o’clock the morning of the 15th and marched 17 miles.
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From Goldsburg N.C. we within 6 miles of and of Smith field and camped the night of the 15th left on the morning of the 16th of March 65. Marched about 15 miles past Smith field and camped the night of the 16th. We marched 12 miles the day of the 16th of March 1865.
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The distant from Goldsburg to Smith field isn 23 miles and from Smith field N.C. to Raleigh, N.C. is about 30 miles by woggon road.
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The Division stoped 5 miles from Smith field, N.C. the 16th of March 65 and camped ther till the morning of the 18th of Mar 65.
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We left Smith field the 18th and marched about 18 miles the 18th of Mar and formed line of Battle about 3 o’clock pm. Pg 44 One mile from Bentonville, N.C. to front General Sherman of the Yanker Army. And lay in line of battle till the morning of the 19th of Mar 65 and the Battle open about 10 o’clock am. Sergt Gus Wright and C. Marian Rance of Co A 23rd ga regt was killed on the 19th of March 1865. Our men and the yankers fought on the 19th and on the 20th of March 65 our men fell back the night of the 21st of March 1865. Gen. Josepg E Johnson was in command of the Army. We had got orders to march at 9 o’clock this the 24th day of March 1865. I was excused by the Doctor on the 18th day of March 65 and I came back to the camp on the 23rd of March 65.
We left Smith field the 24th day of March 1865 and marched about 10 miles back past Smith field and camped the night of the 24th March 1865. Pg 45 I was on guard around the Camp the 31st day of March 65. the Regt was inspected Sunday morning April 2nd by Col Ballenger and Mag Boston. I was in charge of the Co Calquith Brigade Haved, camped on the 4th of April 65 at Smith field, N.C. hardeer (Hardy) Corps was relived on the 3rd of April by Gen. Johnson. Also hit was the 7th of April by barer Vance of N.C. I was on Brigade guard the 7th day of April 65. Smith field, N.C. I had a pass the 30th of March 65 from Col Zachary the Jackson A Gen. Richman was evaceated by our men on the 2nd day of April 1865. General Calquith Came back from Georgia to the Birgade on the 9th day of April 1865.

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I was in command of the Co the 8th and the 9th day of April 1865.
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Col. Balenger got back to the Regt on the 20th day of April 1865 from Georgia on furlough.
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Johnson Army left Smith field, N.C. on the 10th of April and marched about 10 miles. Hardeer Corps went the road to works Raleigh. We marched about 16 or 18 miles the 11th. Went by Clayton, that is a little valley, between Smith field and Raleigh, N.C. on the Raleigh and Goldsburg Railroad and camped in 5 miles of Raleigh, N.C. and went through Raleigh on the 12th of April and camped 6 miles from Raleigh the night of the 12th.
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We left Smith field, N.C. front line about 12 o’clock and was marching and had to fall back on the 15th April 65.
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We heard that Johnson was comeing.
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Was Sarnscdeah (Surrender) on that day.
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Left the 17th of April 1865. Myself and 7 more of Co A 23rd Ga Regt left the regt on the 22nd of April 65 to go home and we came 9 miles the first night to New Salem and the 23rd of April we marched 30 miles the 24th we went 25 miles, the 25th we went 23 miles from New Salem to staker ferry is 41 miles, from staker ferry to Concord is 26 miles from Concord N.C. to hagers ferry on Canagia (Catawba) river is 25 miles and from the river to Linconton to Cherahill (Cherryville) N.C. is 10 miles.
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We went 20 miles the 26th of April and the 27th we went 26 miles. Layson Ft is in the Yadkin Risua river in S.C. We went 24 miles the 28th.
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from Cheraville N.C. to Shelly, N.C. is 12 miles. From Shelly to Eallesis ferry is 10 miles, from Ellesis ferry N.C. to Cowpens Battleground is 13 miles, from the Battleground to Fingerville is 14 miles.
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We travelled 24 miles the 29th of April 65. Went 25 miles the 30th day of April hit is 36 miles from Fingerville S.C. to Greenville, S.C.
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From Greenville, S.C. to Perkinville, S.C. is 13 miles. We went 21 miles the 1st day of May from Perkinville to Rendleton, (Pendleton) S.C. is 16 miles. We went 30 miles the 2nd day of May from rendleton, S.C. to to Marewill Bridge and Sinity (Seneca) River is 7 miles fro Mare well Bridge to Knasenis Bridge on Tougaloo is 13 miles from Knase Bridge to Gainsville, Ga is 16 miles.
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We went 30 miles the 3rd day of May honier is the county. Best of Bounkins Country Ga We went 28 miles the 4th of May from Carnesville lake to Gainsville is 43 miles, from Gainsville to Browns Bridge is 9 miles.
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We marched 25 miles the 5th day of May. We went 27 miles the 6th day of May from Browns Bridge to Canton is 35 miles.
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S.G. Burdett got home and went out of the Army on the 7th day of May 1865.
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April 22nd 1865.
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Myself and 1st nLiet W.M. Dunn 1st Sergt A.B. Shinall 2nd Sergt, J.W. Bently Tn in Co A 23rd Ga Regt. A Lentres 4th Sergt Joseph Culver, P.N. R. Cantrell P.M. Y Shan, P.N. Hetson left the 23rd Ga Regt with me. Belanyedtos on the 22nd day of April 1865 to come home and we got home on the 7th day of May 1865 on Sunday.
S.G. Burdett
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From New Salem to Stakes ferry N.C. is 41 miles from Staker ferry to Concord N.C. 26 miles from Concord to hagers ferry on the Canagia (Catawba) River 25 miles, from hagers ferry to Lincantas N.C. is 17 miles, from Lincantas (Lincolnton) to Cheraville N.C. is 10 miles from Cheraville to Shelly (Shelby), N.C. is 12 miles from Shelly to Ellisis to Campers (Cowpens) Battleground is 13 miles from the Battleground Battle Grove to fingerville is 14 miles from fingersville to Greenville, N.C. is 26 miles from Greenville N.C. to Pickenville is 13 miles from Pickenville to Pendleton is n16 miles Pendleton, S.C. to Maxwell Bridge is 7 miles from Maxwell Bridge to Knoxes Bridge is 13 miles, from Knoxes Bridge to Carnesville, Ga is 18 miles from Carnesville to Gainsville, Ga is 43 miles from Gainsville to Browns Bridge is 7 miles from Browns Bridge to Canton is 35 miles from Canton to Stomp Creek is 15 miles
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Distent I traved as I came home from the Army.
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the 1st day I went 9 miles the night stive
the 2nd day 35 miles
the 3rd day 25 miles
the 4th day 23 miles
the 5th day 20
the 6th day 26
the 7th day 24
the 8th day 24
the 9th day 25
the 10th day 21
the 11th day 30
the 12th day 30
the 13th day 28
the 14th day 25
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Distent I traveled as I came home from the Army basue hasne the 6th day of may 27 miles, the 7th day 21 miles
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Ther was man shot out at the 28th Ga regt forn turning a man lous that was bucked at Rock fish creek N.C. Nov 22nd 1864. J.W. Arnold owe to S.G. Burdett $10, Jess Harbin $10, I. Irunson paid $5, J.W. Bently paid Feb 9th $1.00, Wall Dum paid $10, J.B. Shinall paid paid $5. Rufs Cantrell paid $5, L. Iwenson paid $1.00 T.B. Davis paid $5. T.B. Davis 2 plugs tobacco # 38005
A Culvier tobacco $1
S.G. Burdett TN feb 9
To Lineley Burdett july 4th paid $20, paid to L. Burdett 4 shoes $10 to D.J. Genton paid $4 to Jos Wright for 20 plugs tobacco. To A. Culver for 2 heals and for tuckys Dec. 28 $4. To A Celevert for potatoes and megs $4, to A.B. Hainly for 1 jacket $14.
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To L. Johnson for 5 Buston $4, to J.B. Davis July 9th $2.00. W.N. Dunn July 7th $500, W.N. Dunn July 5th $3.00. Settled all the 25th May 1865—settle Feb 16th 65. S.G. Burdett DN to WN Dunn for sugar, lamfek Feb 16th 1865. To Winn Dunn on made account $1.30 to W.N. Dunn Myttle $4 of 5.25. March 1st 1865. Dr to Cop Davis fare meds account $19.35 March 2nd 1865. To barred money Feb 5th 1865. To Cop Davis $8.05. Left Davis account of meds account Co A, Capt paid March 26th 1865
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Capt Davis to meat $5.38
March 27th 65
Davis to one Dmart of peas $4.00
to meal march 27th 65 $4.00
Nov 29th 1864 to meal $5.00
April 2nd to Bacon $3.00
April 2nd to peys .50c
April 2nd to soap
April 4th to beef $2.10c
CA Culver April 4th to Meal
April 5th to 12 quarts of syrup $5.00
April 8th to fish $25.00
April 9th to peys galan $3.00
April 12th to 2 lbs of meat $5.00
March 26th 1865
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Capt davis my account of S.G. Burdett Co A 23rd Ga Regt.
April 11th to meal $10.00
Dec 1st 1864 ration, money at 969
Feb 5th 1864 money paid fare rations $10.24
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S.G. Burdett Sunday night
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To coat paid $2.00
To Capt Reed paid 1.23
To Lindey Burdett May 1st one of meat $12.00
To Lindey Burdett one shirt $3.00
S.G. Burdett List
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To B.L. Bront paid $6.00
To Lt. Davis paid $2.00
To D.J. Guytarn $4.00
Capt Davis meg March 26th
To meat cans fr .25c
April 18th for greens
May toyess day as and let in Co A of the 31st day of March 1865
From Capt W. Jardan A. 2. Q.M.
Dac Smith Wick Account 1865
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To Shainy $1.00
To Shonis Shnithany >50c
To Marian Hide .25c
To Laying .12c
To Ylanes .50c
To Work on 1 Nadal .25c
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To P.R. Lewis A.C. to work on 1 train wedy .75c
To Shairn1 train wedy .75c
To Shairny $1.00
To Capt M. Baston token cot
To Lt. Burdett 1.00
To J. Culver 4.00
Oct 28th 1864
To $4.50 worth of turnips for the meg
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S.G. Burdett
A.J. Lawson 1.15
D.J. Guyton 2.00
Berry Wead washing .75c
A Culver tobacco 2.00
A Culver washing .25
A. Culver washing 2.00
A. Culver washing .20c
Lt. davis tobacco 25c
A Levis 5c
A Lenlad 16c
A Culver 50c
A Culver washing 50c
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March 24th 1864
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S.G. Burdett paid to Capt Baston in settlment $416c
Settlement April $4.50c
Lt Davis Dr to A Culver for washing 7 peas
to one plug tobacco 15c
to washing 50c
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S.G. Burdett with Co A of the 23rd Ga regt relived Co G of the 23rd Ga Regt off the picket the 2nd day of July 1865.
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Company A 23rd R
Georgia volunteer Infantry
Army of tennessee-C.S.A. Bartoe County, Ga
Bartow Yankee Killers
Burdett, S.G. –Private April 3rd 1862.- Appointed First Sergeant in 1863. Captured at Chancellarsville Virginia May 3rd, 1863. Paroled at Fort Delaware, Delaware for exchange May 1863. Exchanged at City Point, Virginia May 23rd 1863. Elected junior Second Lieutenant in 1863. First Lieutenant (To rank from August 15, 1864) January 4th 1865 No Later Record
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From Rosters of the Confederate Soldier’s of Georgia, 1861-1865 Volumn 2 page 1013
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