Captain Noah A Burly, a Captain in the 17th South Carolina Infantry sent the following to the Confederate authorities in Richmond, VA on behalf of his brother James Calvin Burly, late of the 12th Mississippi Infantry.

James was wounded at Sharpsburg in September 1862 and again, mortally, at Gettysburg in July 1863.


This document is among those in James’ Compiled Service Records, now in the National Archives, Washington, DC, and online thanks to fold3. It was particularly interesting to me because it has the brothers’ surname handwritten as Burly. Most family records and grave markers spell it Burley.

My transcription:

W.H. Taylor Esq
2d Auditor’s Office
Richmond, Va

Trenches near Petersburg Va
Oct 21st 1864

W.H. Taylor

Dear Sir, Enclosed you will find a Final Statement of my brother, J.C. Burly, Co. I, 12th Miss Regt. You will confer a great favor to me and my family by paying the dues called for to his Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Burly, Monticello P.O., Fairfield Dist, So. Car__ I am res your obt svt

N.A. Burly. Capt.
Co B 17 SC Vols

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