|Birth: ||Jan., 1836|
|Death: ||Mar. 27, 1865|
Civil War Soldier
Private, Sergeant, and 1st Lieutenant
29th Massachusetts Infantry
The son of Abner and Hannah Burgess
Nathaniel was a 25-year-old Mariner and Nailer from Plymouth when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 29th Massachusetts Infantry in May 1861. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant and to First Lieutenant on July 1, 1864.
While his grave indicates he died on March 21, 1865, he was actually wounded in a pre-dawn attack on Ft. Steadman on March 25, 1865 in a last ditch effort by Confederates to break through Union lines forming the siege of Petersburg, VA. Nathaniel was two months past his 29th birthday when he died of his wounds on March 27, 1865, two weeks before Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. His remains were brought back to Plymouth for burial.
"So sleep the brave that sink to rest,
With all their Country's honors blest."
Oak Grove Cemetery
Plot: Oak Grove, Plot 251
Created by: Donald Thompson
Record added: Oct 17, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99095246
Added: Nov. 22, 2013