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Federal (USV)

Private

Thomas Burns

(c. 1836 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 25 on 15 June 1861 at Lowville, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 59th New York Infantry on 9 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1. Service data from the State of New York2. He was one of two THomas Burns in the Regiment. The other one enlisted in Company A in February 1862 and deserted at Frederick, MD in July 1863.

Birth

c. 1836

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3276]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 26 (for 1900), pg. 397  [AotW citation 8605]