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J.C. Burns

J.C. Burns

Confederate (CSV)


Joseph Calhoun Burns


(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A married 25 year old farmer in Wedowee, he enlisted as Private, Company D, 13th Alabama Infantry on 19 July 1861 in Montgomery.

On the Campaign

He survived the combat at Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September but was killed by a gunshot through his lungs in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from the Alabama database.1 Personal details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from a photograph contributed by Bob Atchison.

He married Mary Ann Elizabeth West (later Murphy, 1841-1944) in September 1856 and they had 3 children.


02/17/1837; Abbeville, SC


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Alabama, Dept. of Archives & History, Alabama Civil War Service Database, Published 2004, first accessed 01 January 2010, <>, Source page: /civilwar/soldier.cfm?id=25752  [AotW citation 25461]