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Federal (USV)


John B. Burns

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company K.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Age 27, a weaver from Blackstone on enlistment in July 1861. He was missing at Ball's Bluff on 21 October 1861 and discharged for disability 25 March 1862. He re-enlisted and mustered with his Company on 23 July 1862. Discharged on disability 27 October 1862. He had later service in the Veteran Reserve Corps.


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 196 - 199  [AotW citation 5946]