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Burdick, George and Paul Faulkner (Civil War diaries and First World War correspondence)
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This collection contains four Civil War diaries and a ferrotype of Private George L. Burdick, United States Army. This collection also includes photos, military documents, newspaper clippings, and correspondence of Burdick's grandson, Sergeant Paul Ellsworth Faulkner, who served in the United States Army during the First World War.
Private George L. Burdick, United States Army (1838 - 1920) was born in Iowa. He joined Company A of the 33rd Iowa Infantry on August 3, 1862. He spent the war in Missouri and Arkansas. His last engagement was Jenkin's Ferry. Intermittantly feverish throughout the summer of 1864, Burdick was hospitalized the following Fall and remained in Little Rock when the rest of his company moved to New Orleans in February. He eventually recovered and spent the rest of the war as a harness maker for the Union Army, a trade that he continued to practice after the war in Knoxville, Iowa. He married Katherine Elizabeth Paul in 1866. The couple had three children: Ida, Lila, and Clyde. They moved to Des Moines in 1894. Elizabeth died in 1918.
1.5 Linear feet (1 flat box, 11 folders)
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