K. A. Burnell. Christian Commission Agent

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Collection Lyndon W. Briggs
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Description Albumen print on Carte de Visite mount of K. A. Burnell. Inscribed, "Christian Commission Home/Memphis April 10, 1865/Jesus Loves you & so does/his [illegible] servant your Brother/K. A. Burnell."
Year Range from 1865
Event Civil War
Year range to 1865
Medium Cardstock/Photographic Paper
Notes Thumbprint view of K. A. Burnell. Christian Commission Agent for the State of Wisconsin. He wears a long beard with no moustache; dark coat; military style vest; white shirt and tie. According to the inscription, Burnell was located at the Christian Commission Home in Memphis in April 1865 when he met Lyndon Briggs. A letter from him is published in William DeLoss Love's book, "Wisconsin in the War of the Rebellion", 1866, on page 751. Here he describes the Battle of Pleasant Hill, LA on April 9, 1864, which he witnessed.
Object ID P2000.19.13
Object Name carte de visite
People Burnell, K. A.
Place Milwaukee, WI
Print size H=4 W=2 1/2 in
Subjects Civil War
Christian Commission
Soldiers' homes
Bible societies
Title K. A. Burnell. Christian Commission Agent
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