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John Bruke Letters

Union Navy soldier | Civil War

Letter from John Burke to his brother (no name) October 12th, 1863

After the Civil War, John Burke worked as a merchant. This letter he sent from Singapore. John wrote he was on board the ship for 119 days, giving details of how he got to Singapore, he went from Scotland to Hong Kong to Singapore. He wrote that he was going on a cargo ship from Hong Kong to home, and his return trip home was ¢ .50

signed James Burke, asking his brother to send love to David and Joseph (his other brothers)





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Last updated on Jun 19, 2023 11:26 AM