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B. Burr
B. Burr

Federal (USV)


Bela L. Burr

(? - 1908)
Home State: Connecticut
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was from Farmington and enlisted in Company G, 16th Connecticut Infantry, mustering into service on 7 August 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in the ankle and shin in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam. His brother Francis was also wounded there, dying in October.

The remainder of the War:
Bela was found on the battlefield 48 hours afterward and initially treated at the Otto Barn. He was moved to a hospital in Frederick,MD, then on to Knight General Hospital in New Haven in March 1863. He was discharged on disability on 23 November 1863 .

After the War:
He lived in Rockville, CT and was a newspaper editor and publisher.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Ingersoll1, with further details from John Banks. The photo here from one in the collection of the Connecticut State Library, also provided by John.

Death Date: 4/29/1908    


1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 656 - 663  [AotW citation 5559]

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