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Confederate (CSV)


John Thomas Burke

(1827 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 17th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A trained engineer, he took over his father's farm at his death in 1854. He was a 34 year old farmer in Burke's Station, Fairfax County, VA, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company D, 17th Virginia Infantry on 25 April 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 26 April 1862 and wounded in action at Seven Pines, VA on 31 May.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Wise1. Service details from Lee A. Wallace's 17th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1990) via the Historical Data Systems database. Further details from the Burke Historical Society.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Wise, George, History of the Seventeenth Virginia Infantry, C.S.A., Baltimore: Kelly, Piet & Company, 1870, pp. 117 - 118  [AotW citation 9428]