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John Lawrence Burns
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We need more heroes like you, John. I am honored to read your life story. Master Chief Lambert
- Rick Lambert
 Added: Oct. 8, 2014
 

- Anne Wyatt
 Added: Jun. 12, 2014
 

- JEB
 Added: Jun. 2, 2014
 
John, you may have been too old to join up for this war, but, by golly, you defended your home, your town, and your country. A true hero. It's an honor to visit your memorial, sir.
- Git 'Er Dug
 Added: Nov. 25, 2013
 

- R I P
 Added: Aug. 4, 2013
 

- L.Glover
 Added: Jul. 2, 2013
 

- Familly Researcher
 Added: May. 27, 2013
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 16, 2013
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 16, 2013
 

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jan. 13, 2013
 

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Dec. 11, 2012
 

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 11, 2012
 
You are a hero!
- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Nov. 24, 2012
 

- Keeper of the Stars
 Added: Oct. 15, 2012
 

- Veteran's family
 Added: Sep. 7, 2012
 
You and Mr. Lincoln are together again in heaven.RIP sir!!!!!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: Apr. 25, 2012
 
A true hero!
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 12, 2012
 
Hero, Rest in Peace.
- Elsie Celestino
 Added: Mar. 10, 2012
 
Thinking of you today Mr. Burns ~ rest in God's care always.
- Just another taphophile
 Added: Mar. 6, 2012
 

- Trina
 Added: Aug. 30, 2011
 
Burns was wounded in his arm, thigh and leg. As the outnumbered and overwhelmed Union force retreated through Gettysburg, they left Burns lying on the ground for dead. He lay there until the next day when Confederates found him and took him home. He told them he was wounded while searching for stray cows.
- flgrl
 Added: Jul. 14, 2011
 
When President Abraham Lincoln came to Gettysburg to dedicate the Soldiers National Cemetery and deliver his Gettysburg Address that fall, he requested to meet with Burns. Burns accompanied the president on a walk from the David Wills house to the Presbyterian Church on Baltimore Street on November 19, 1863.
- flgrl
 Added: Jul. 14, 2011
 
One of only two graves in the cemetery with permission to fly the American flag twenty-four hours per day
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 14, 2011
 

- Zachary
 Added: Jun. 21, 2011
 
Rest in Peace.
- MadelineS
 Added: Jun. 5, 2011
 
thank you for serving, especially with such age...you were lucky to not get caught.
- Erica Swiger
 Added: May. 30, 2011
 
RIP patriot. Thanks!
- B. Sniatkowski
 Added: Apr. 12, 2011
 

- Kristi Spinks
 Added: Oct. 10, 2010
 
May you rest in peace.
- Barry Sharpe
 Added: May. 31, 2010
 
FOR YOUR SERVICE IN THE WAR OF 1812 AND THE MEXICAN-AMERICAN WAR.
- Barry White
 Added: Jan. 22, 2010
 

- Satoris LeFier
 Added: Jan. 19, 2010
 
You made history, one brave good man. You made a difference at Gettysburg. RIP. Wish I had been there.
- Delton Jones
 Added: Jan. 4, 2010
 
What a spunky brave man, nearly 70 and fighting in what was maybe the largest most important battle of the war. You earned that statue. God bless and keep you Sir.
- JFJN
 Added: Dec. 26, 2009
 
Thank you sir, for your bravery and valor. You are to be commended for your actions and perserverance in the midst of battle. May you rest in peace.
- rockviking
 Added: Dec. 22, 2009
 

- B. Roberts
 Added: Oct. 3, 2009
 
"Old John Burns, the hero of Gettysburg, died on Sunday of last week, of pneumonia." (From the newspaper "Huntingdon Journal", Huntingdon Co., Pa., dated Feb. 14, 1872) That would make his date of death Feb. 4, 1872.
- David M. Myers
 Added: Oct. 1, 2009
 
John Burns, over seventy years of age, a resident of Gettysburg, fought throughout the battle of the first day, and was wounded no less than five times - the last shot taking effect in his ankle, wounding him severely. He came up to Col. Wister, in the thickest of the fight, shook hands with him, and said he came to help. He was dressed in his best, consisting of a light blue swallow-tailed coat, with brass buttons, corduroy pantaloons, and a stove-pipe hat, of considerable height, all of ancient pattern, and doubtless an heirloom in the house. He was armed with a regulation musket. He loaded and fired unflinchingly until the last of his five wounds brought him down. He will recover. His little cottage was burned by the rebels. A purse of a hundred dollars has been sent to him from Germantown. Brave John Burns. (From the newspaper "The Franklin Repository", Chambersburg, Pa., dated Aug. 12, 1863, page 3, Col. 1)
- David M. Myers
 Added: Oct. 1, 2009
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Sep. 17, 2009
 

- Wanderlust
 Added: Aug. 3, 2009
 

- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 2, 2009
 

- Kris Burns & family, UK
 Added: May. 23, 2009
 
His face is the face of honor and principle for his and all times to come.
- Don
 Added: Jan. 31, 2009
 

- Nan
 Added: Nov. 27, 2008
 
Your not forgotten
- RobT729
 Added: Nov. 23, 2008
 
Rest in peace sir.
- PJR
 Added: Jul. 9, 2008
 

- Brian
 Added: Jun. 14, 2008
 

- FreddieD.
 Added: Jun. 13, 2008
 

- Diana
 Added: May. 25, 2008
 
What a feisty guy! Kudos...
- Melissa G.
 Added: Mar. 19, 2008
 
Sir: What a brave man you were, God Bless You
- Phyllis in Oklahoma
 Added: Mar. 12, 2008
 
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