Jordan-Burnett papers

Jordan-Burnett papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Jordan-Burnett papers
Creator: Burnett, Eugene Paul
Inclusive Dates: 1860-1950
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.3 Linear Feet 1 half box, 1 oversized folder
Collection Number: ms2937
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Captain Eugene Paul Burnett ("Jean") served in Company A, 6th Georgia Regiment under Colonel Alfred Holt Colquitt during the Civil War. Delia Jordan (1842-1917) was the daughter of Rachel Gunby Jordan (1808-1886) and Sylvester Franklin Jordan. William Franklin Jordan and Robert Pierpont Jordan were in Company A, 6th Georgia Regiment with Captain Burnett. Both died in 1862. George Gunby Jordan joined the Confederate Army in 1863 and was a member of the Nelson Rangers. Following the war he was a businessman, banker and Railroad Commissioner of Georgia. He married Lizzie B. Curtis in 1881.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters, cartes-de-visite (most unidentified), biographical information on Rachel Gunby Jordan and Eugene P. Burnett, printed material, Confederate money, clippings, and locks of hair. The main portion of the collection consists of letters written to Delia D. Jordan in Sparta, Georgia, from her fiance Eugene Paul Burnett during the Civil War. His letters describe daily camp life, his duties as Inspector General, and details of battles as he moved through South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, and North Carolina. There are also letters from Delia's brothers, William Franklin Jordan, Robert Pierpont Jordan, and George Gunby Jordan.

Also in the collection is a photograph of General Robert E. Lee and an Augusta newspaper, Daily Constitutionalist, from July 3, 1862. The newspaper contains descriptions of the current battles and lists of wounded men, including W.F. Jordan.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jordan-Burnett papers, ms2937, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Biographical Information Rachel Gunby Jordan
12Memorial Eugene Paul Burnett
13Correspondence , 1860-1863
14Correspondence , 1864
15Correspondence , 1865
16Correspondence , 1871-1898
17Correspondence , 1950
18Correspondence - undated
19Empty Envelopes
110Business Card W.F. Jordan, MD
111Booklets At Home Club , 1894, 1896
112Booklet- Dedication of Delia Jordan Burnett Memorial Room , 1929
113Locks of Hair
115Almanac, 1861
1ANewspaper clipping and letter, 1862

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