Burdett, W H
2nd corpl: enlisted June 9, 1863; Alabama Defenders of Lowndes Co., AL Home
disbanded March 9, 1864
Muster roll dated Lounds Co. June 9, 1863
Burdett, W H
M. L. Brooks Co.
Loundes Co. Militia
overseer for widows & minors
muster roll June 29, 1863”
(Note from me: Further down on the page from the above shows that Cpl. Burdett was a part of Clanton’s Brigade. However, referring back to the above it shows Burdett was of the Loundes (sic) County Militia which makes it appear that he was of a local militia instead of a State militia. Is my statement true?)
“Envelope: From Cpl W. H. Burdett
Postmark: Montevello Ala Apr 16
To: Mrs. Julia Ann Burdett
Troup Co. GA
In care of Rev. W. W. Prather”
Another letter from Cpl W.H. Burdett
Ala July the 19th 1864
Camp near Blue Montain (Note: Located is Calhoun Co. which is located 2 counties NE of Shelby Co., AL. Shelby Co. is located SW of St. Clair Co. and is between Tuscaloosa and Talladega Counties. Thus, from the location of Cpl. W.H. Burdett as seen here, then he surely is not of a local militia. It appears he may have been part of a State militia, but that needs to be verified. See map: http://geology.com/county-map/alabama.shtml)
My Dear Wife Once more I writ you a few lines to let you know that I am still in the land of the living but I have nothing of importance to write to you but thought that I would writ all that I could I want you to writ to me for I want to hear from you as
I never have heard from you since I left you. I recon you have herd of the fight that we had on the 14 at Greens Point on Cusy(Coosa) River We lost one man©Capt Moore©Mr Hadsom and Charley Narner was both wounded and gone home They was both wounded in the leg The other regment lost some 8 or 9 killed and some 15 taken prisoner. The Yankees got the best of it and then went on to Talledigga and burned the depot and then went on toward Montgomery General Clanton is after them. I do not know why as he has not got men enough to whip them for there is over 7000 of them. I am not with Clanton©©I was left with some others to take care of camp. It is thought by some that we will go to West
Point and then up to Jonson (?) but I hope they will be stopped before they get ahead They tried to burn the RR bridge across the Coosy River but Clanton was to close on them that they didn’t have time to do it.
I never have drew any money yet and I have not got one cent at this time. I want you to writ to me and tell me all you can. How Richard is got and whether you Pap got him home or not. Crops up here is very good but they is needing rain. Oh that I could see you all at this time. I am in tolable good health.
Mrs Grigans sends you her respects.
Yours until death
W H Burdett
Envelope from Corp WH Burdett
Cap Armes Commey