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John Bruke Letters

Union Navy soldier | Civil War

Letter from John Burke to Mary Burke may 19th 1861


May 19th, 1861

From John Burke to his wife ( Mary) 

Informing her that he is to be shipped out

He wrote that he got drunk and enlisted in the Union Navy.

He does ask for items that he needs, tells her the ship he will be on, and that she will be receiving half his pay each month  

He signed from your husband John Burke alias James Burke 

Last updated on Jun 19, 2023 11:26 AM