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Federal (USV)


James Burke

(c. 1840 - 1903)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer from Bedford, he mustered as Private, Company D, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right knee in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 24 January 1864, transferred to Company E, 70th Indiana on 4 November 1864 at Atlanta, and to Company G, 33rd Indiana on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC. He mustered out of service on 21 July 1865 at Louisville, KY.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1. His service from Brown, 2 who has him as James Burk, and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1840


08/03/1903; burial in Highland Lawn Cemetery, Terre Haute, IN


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 16989]

2   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 586  [AotW citation 18482]