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Collection Reference Number GLC05987.17
From Archive Folder Collection of Confederate Imprints and Broadsides 
Title Memoriam of Captain G. T. Burch
Date 15 July 1864
Document Type Broadside; Newspapers and Magazines
Content Description Broadside created as a memoriam for Captain George Tilley Burch of Company I, 29th Georgia Regiment who was killed in the Battle of Atlanta. Died at City Hall Hospital on 13 July 1864 from wounds that pierced both his knees in a charge near Kennesaw Mountain. Says he was a graduate of Mercer College in 1861. Joined the army at Savannah, Georgia in August or September 1861 for a 3-year-term. Showed extreme fortitude during the Mississippi campaign and kept up his command in trying circumstances. Says he scorned "screening" himself during battle. Claims as an officer he was "strict, but ever just, positive, but kind as a brother. Claims he lived an honorable life with his Bible as his constant companion. Two other items included in the file: a letter from Burch's sister, "J.S.B." to "Emma," a cousin for whom Burch had great fondness (14.7 x 11.1 cm) and a newspaper obituary (20.3 x 6.3 cm). Letter says she is sending Emma and Annie the promised obituary. Says "brother always expressed much love for his 'little cousins' & was so gentle."
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Confederate States of America  Battle of Atlanta  Battle  Death  Hospital  Injury or Wound  Religion  Children and Family  Women's History  
Place written Atlanta, Georgia
Theme The American Civil War; Religion; Education; Health & Medicine; Children & Family; Arts & Literature; Women in American History
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Unit 29th Georgia Regiment, I Company