In the Trenches Again
February 27 1864
Your affectionate son,
C. M. Duren, Lieut--54th M. Vol."
Mrs. Wilma Morris makes this comment about the battle:
"Camp Finigan Dec. the 30th, 1803
"To Nancy Terrell and family
We are a living very hard. I have not ate any bread in better than two weeks.
"Olustee Station on the Railroad of Tallahassee
February 16, 1864
Aorman, J. M. A08669
Alford, William R. A0001
Allen, William Foster A04532
Arline, Daniel H. A02187
Barber, Isaiah D12074
Carroll, Thomas C. A08520
Davis, Henry B. A07049
Franklin, A. A12624
Garret, William A12951
Harris, Henry H. A12688
Jernigan, Edward A01609
Lauramore, Richard M. A05832
Mann, Archabald J. A00191
Newborn, Thomas Henry A01806
Pease, Nathan D. A03472
Raulerson, William J. D21570
Stephens, A. M. A03448
Tanner, Benjamin H. A00016
Walker, Mitchell A03012
"The Confederate States:
To Jas. M. Burnsed, Nov 4, 1862, for assisting and delivering Freeman Sweat,
a deserter from Captain Roberts Company 8th Fla Regt and delivering to J. L.
Dozier, Enrolling Officer at Lake City $11.40.
James M Burnsed, Sheriff of Baker County.
I certify that the above account is just and correct, and that the deserter
was delivered to me as stated by the said Jas M Burnsed Sheriff of Baker
County, and that the deserter were (sic) turned over to Brig. Genl Finegan
J. L. Dozier
13th Regt Fla Militia
Approved Joseph Finegan
Received Lake City May 26 1863 of Major H R Teasdale (?) Eleven 40/100
Dollars in full of the above account
J M Burnsed Sheriff"
Freeman Sweat deserted July 23rd 1862 from Camp Leon, Florida. His son, Abner Jackson Sweat was born on August 19, 1862. Freeman died of pneumonia on December 25, 1862 at Florida Hospital, Richmond, VA, six weeks after having been returned to his regiment.
Abner Jackson Sweat married James M Burnsed's youngest daughter, Fannie, on November 10th, 1885, six months after her father's death.
Provided by: Christine Hadden 5/15/2004
Just wanted to share with you that I won first place in the NSDAR American Heritage Literature and Drama Contest in the category of poetry.
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