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Federal (USV)


Dennis A. Burke

(1843 - ?)

Home State: Massachusetts

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A printer from Boston, he enlisted at age 18 in Company A of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry on 20 April 1861, and mustered into Federal Service in on 26 June.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was discharged on 7 February 1863 for disability from his wound.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers1. His birth year is estimated from his age at enlistment.




Date not known


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, pg. 5  [AotW citation 1231]