|Creator:||Burnett, Eugene Paul|
|Dates:||1860-1898, 1929, 1950|
|Quantity:||0.3 Linear feet (1 half box, 1 oversized folder A)|
Captain Eugene Paul Burnett ("Jean") served in Company A, 6th Georgia Regiment under Colonel Alfred Holt Colquitt. 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.
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.
Arranged by record type.
Jordan-Burnett papers. MS 2937. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.