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B. Burr

B. Burr

Federal (USV)


Bela L. Burr

(? - 1908)

Home State: Connecticut

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 16th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He was from Farmington and enlisted in Company G, 16th Connecticut Infantry, mustering into service on 7 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the ankle and shin in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam. His brother Francis was also wounded there, dying in October.

The rest of the War

Bela was found on the battlefield 48 hours afterward and initially treated at the Otto Barn. He was moved to a hospital in Frederick,MD, then on to Knight General Hospital in New Haven in March 1863. He was discharged on disability on 23 November 1863 .

After the War

He lived in Rockville, CT and was a newspaper editor and publisher.

References & notes

Basic information from Ingersoll1, with further details from John Banks. The photo here from one in the collection of the Connecticut State Library, also provided by John.




1   Ingersoll, Colin Macrae, Adjutant-General, Catalogue of Connecticut Volunteer Organizations in the Service of the United States, 1861-1865, Hartford: Brown & Gross, 1869, pp. 656 - 663  [AotW citation 5559]