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James Madison Burns
Birth: Aug. 9, 1845
Jefferson County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 1910

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the Union Army. He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company B, 1st West Virginia Infantry for action on May 15, 1864 at New Market, Virginia. His citation reads "Under a heavy fire of musketry, rallied a few men to the support of the colors, in danger of capture, and bore them to a place of safety. One of his comrades having been severely wounded in the effort, Sgt. Burns went back a hundred yards in the face of the enemy's fire and carried the wounded man from the field." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Caroline Sage Burns (1856 - 1938)*
 
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Burial:
Lebanon Cemetery
Lebanon (Warren County)
Warren County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Old Section, Lot 117
 
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Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Jan 30, 2004
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James Madison Burns
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James Madison Burns
Added by: Don Morfe
 
James Madison Burns
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Companion #03267 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
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 Added: Mar. 16, 2014

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 Added: Oct. 30, 2013

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