A “young” Buwell was placed in charge at Sherwood Fores by Brig. Gen. Edward Augustus Wild. W.H. Clopton to Julia G. Tyler, 04 AUG 1864, Tyler Family Papers, Swem Library, College of William & Mary. Burwell Armistead is the younger of two Burwells listed in the 1870 Census of Charles City, Va. At the time of the census he was 34, born about 1836. At the time of his marriage in 1876 his parents were listed as Burwell and Maria Armistead. Charles City County Marriage Book No. 2,, pg. 20/32.