John Floyd Burt(1815 - 1864)
Home State: Alabama
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 8th Alabama Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
A 49 (sic) year old farmer from Pinetuckey, he enlisted in Company A, 8th Alabama Infantry on 8 May 1861. He was present at Yorktown and 2nd Manassas in 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the right hand in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.
The remainder of the War:
Captured in action at Gettysburg, PA on 2 July 1863 and held at Fort Delaware until 26 October 1863, when he was transferred to Point Lookout, MD. He was exchanged at Point Lookout on 29 October 1864 and received at Venus Point on the Savannah River, GA on 15 November. He died enroute to his home.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of Alabama1. Details from the Buseys2 and Hugh Simmons of the Fort Delaware Society. His gravesite is on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 07/01/1815 Birth State: GA |
Death Date: 11/30/1864 Death Place: Americus, GA
1 State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <http://www.archives.state.al.us/civilwar/index.cfm>, Source page: various [AotW citation 15888]
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