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Confederate (CSV)


Nathan Burns

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 31st Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as a Private in Company I, 31st Virginia Infantry, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He took an oath of allegiance to the United States and was released to go home. He was dropped from the Company rolls in October 1862.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 via fold3, and David W. Wooddell's Hoffman's Army: The 31st Virginia Infantry, CSA (2015), as Nathaniel Burns. Thanks to Ralph Parmenter Bennett for the pointer to Private Burns and extracting his information from Woodell.


1   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 27916]