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E. Burbank

E. Burbank

Federal (USV)


Elisha Burbank

(c. 1810 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

From Woburn, age 51, he was commissioned and mustered as Major, 12th Massachusetts Infantry on 26 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the Regiment on the Maryland Campaign following the death of Colonel Webster at 2nd Bull Run in August. He was mortally wounded in action while leading the Regiment near the Cornfield on the morning of 17 September.

The rest of the War

He was treated at Suman's and the Market Street US Army hospitals in Frederick, MD but died there of wounds on 30 November 1862.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.1 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a fuzzy photograph of unknown provenance on fold3.


c. 1810


11/30/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Lindenwood Cemetery, Stoneham, Massachusetts


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 3  [AotW citation 22151]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #7, 35  [AotW citation 22152]