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Hiram Burnham
Birth: 1814
Maine, USA
Death: Sep. 29, 1864
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Narraguagus, Maine, he entered the Union Army at the start of the Civil War and was commissioned Colonel of the 6th Maine Infantry Regiment. Serving with the Army of the Potomac, he led his regiment at the battles of Crampton's Gap, Antietam and was wounded at Fredericksburg. In 1863, he distinguished himself at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Overland Campaign. Promoted Brigadier General in April 1864, he was assigned command of the 1st Division, XVII Corps. On September 29, 1864, commanding his corps at the Battle of Fort Harrison near Richmond, Virginia, he was killed in action. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Elizabeth Sproul Brinton Burnham (1814 - 1860)*
  Helen E Burnham Campbell (1843 - 1869)*
  Martha W Burnham Willey (1846 - 1881)*
  James S Burnham (1851 - 1928)*
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Pine Grove Cemetery
Washington County
Maine, USA
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. I have been to Fort Harrison (then Burnham) several times and know precisely where you fell. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Sep. 29, 2016

- Joyce Gaddis
 Added: Jul. 17, 2016

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