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Confederate (CSV)


John Burns

Home State: Alabama

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Alabama Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as 3rd Sergeant, Company D (later C), 5th Alabama Infantry on 15 March 1861 in Pineville, and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 27 April 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 19 May 1864 and was furloughed in June. He returned to duty in September but was then sick in a Lynchburg, VA hospital to the end of the year.

References & notes

His service from the State of Alabama.1 His wounding on South Mountain from a casualty list for Rodes' Brigade in the Montgomery Weekly Advertiser of 8 October 1862. His 1864 service from Alfred C. Young's The Complete Roster and Service Records of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia during the Overland Campaign (2019).


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=25729, etc.  [AotW citation 25607]