Roderick Henry Burnham

Roderick Henry Burnham

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Death 1 Apr 1893 (aged 77)
Burial Longmeadow, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 14609057 · View Source
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Roderick Burnham and his devotion to his son is one of the great human interest stories of the Civil War. Son, Howard Burham, was an officer in the 5th United States Artillery and was killed and buried at Chickamauga. Howard had asked if he was killed to bring him home. Roderick retrieved his son's body, and after many hardships returned him home to his final rest five months later.
Contributor: Rocky Higginbotham (46961938) •


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  • Created by: Mark Maxwell
  • Added: 14 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14609057
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roderick Henry Burnham (27 Feb 1816–1 Apr 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14609057, citing Longmeadow Cemetery, Longmeadow, Hampden County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Mark Maxwell (contributor 46819259) .