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Federal (USV)


James Henry Burks

(1840 - 1910)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old farmer in Solsberry, he mustered as Private, Company F, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He mustered out on 18 October 1862 to enlist in the US Regular Army. He enlisted as Private in Company A, 18th US Infantry in Harrisburg, PA on 18 December 1862 and transferred to Company E, date not given. He was discharged at the expiration of his service on 25 August 1864 in Atlanta, GA.

References & notes

His volunteer service from Brown,1 who has him as James H. Burk, and the Historical Data Systems database. US Army details and his birthplace from the Registers.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


05/29/1840 in IN


01/26/1910; burial in Corvallis Cemetery, Corvallis, MT


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 599  [AotW citation 18583]

2   US Army, Registers of Enlistments in the United States Army, 1798-1914, Washington, DC: National Archives, 1956, Vol. 142, pg. 555  [AotW citation 18584]