Pvt Joseph Calhoun “Joe” Burns

Pvt Joseph Calhoun “Joe” Burns

Abbeville, Abbeville County, South Carolina, USA
Death 17 Sep 1862 (aged 25)
Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 120847204 · View Source
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The Jacksonville Republican, Jacksonville, Calhoun County, Alabama, November 6, 1862.

WEDOWEE, ALA. Oct. 26th, 1862. Editor, Jacksonville Republican--Doubtless you are called upon almost daily to announce the death of some gallant and noble soldier who has spilled his life’s blood upon the altar of his county. But among the many who have fallen, I desire you to notice the death of Joseph C. Burns of Capt. Reaves' company, 13th Regt Ala Vols, from this country, who fell pierced thro’ the lungs in the memorable battle of Sharpsburg, Md., in the 26th year of his age.

Though he fell many miles from his home, it is some consolation to his beloved wife and friends generally to know that the deceased had the admiration of both officers and men of his company.

Thus passed away in the early bloom of manhood, one of Randolph’s most notable sons. For many years Joseph C. Burns had been a citizen of this county and was always among the foremost to espouse every enterprise which looked in the welfare of his country, State at large. Having married about the year 1856 to Miss Mary A. E. West, a daughter of Ephraim West of this county. When the war broke out, and he saw his country was about to be overrun by the vandal hordes of the North, he was among the first to leave his wife and loved ones and take up arms in the cause of his country, though in the early part of life. He attached himself to one of the first companies from the county, and went to the war leaving all that is near and dear in his life behind. His relations and friends will mourn the loss of so admirable a patriot.

May God protect and shield his devoted companion Mary A. E. Burns and little children from all harm in the humble prayer of his comrades in arms.


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