|Death: ||Sep. 30, 1926|
Company M of Spotsylvania County, 55th Virginia Infantry, Walker's Brigade, Heth's Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A.
Residence Spotsylvania VA.
Enlisted on 3/13/1862, he was mustered into "M" Co. VA 55th Infantry as a Private.
Hospitalized 6/23/1862, sick; returned 11/1862.
Sick at home 6/14/1863; returned 3/1864.
Hospitalized 8/27/1864, sick; returned 9/1864.
POW 9/30/1864 Pegram Farm, VA.; confined 10/4/1864 Point Lookout, MD.; paroled 3/16/1865 Point Lookout, MD.; exchanged 3/17/1865 City Point, VA.; hospitalized 3/19/1865 with debility in General Hospital #9, Richmond; transferred 3/20/1865 to Chimborazo Hospital #2, Richmond; given 30-day Medical Furlough 3/24/1865.
No further record.
Son of John Benjamin Burruss and Clara Edenton. Postwar, married to Gabriella Shackelford (1837 - 1908), he was again living in Partlow, Spotsylvania County; father of 6 (Clara, John, Emma, Percillia listed on 1870 U.S. Census).
On 4/11/1902, age 64, he applied for partial disability due to "exposure" [during the war] and suffering from "Rheumatism, Heart trouble & Kidney disease". He was approved for $15 per annum.
The 55th Infantry Regiment was organized in September, 1861, by the addition of four companies to W.N. Ward's "Essex and Middlesex" Battalion of Virginia Volunteers. In February, 1865, the 47th and 55th Regiments were consolidated.
(bio by: BigFrench)
Wallers Baptist Church Cemetery
Created by: BigFrench
Record added: Mar 30, 2006
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