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Federal (USV)


John Burke

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 28th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old shoemaker in Morthboro, MA, he mustered as Private, Company F, 28th Massachusetts Infantry on 13 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2 He was one of two John Burkes in the Company.


c. 1836


09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 148  [AotW citation 16992]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 232  [AotW citation 20751]