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Confederate (CSV)


Giles McLayth Burns

(1835 - 1897)

Home State: Mississippi

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Mississippi Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He lived in Franklin County, AL in 1850 but was in Tishomingo County, MS by August 1860. He enlisted as Private, Company A, 2nd Mississippi Infantry, at age 27, date not known.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action on South Mountain, MD on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was exchanged on 10 November 1862 and returned to duty. He was wounded at the Wilderness, VA on 5 May 1864 and again captured, near Petersburg, VA on 1 October 1864. He was held at the Federal prison in Elmira, NY until released after taking the oath of allegiance on 14 June 1865.

After the War

He was still in Mississippi in 1870, but had taken his family to Pulaski County, Arkansas by 1880.

References & notes

Service information from a casualty list/roster for the Campaign provided by Michael Brasher, from his research in the compiled service records, Company rolls, and other period sources. Details from the Federal Census for 1850-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Narcissa Alexander Woods (1831-1886) in 1856 and they had 11 children.


01/22/1835 in AL


08/26/1897; Pulaski County, AR; burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Little Rock, AR