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 John Lawrence Burns

John Lawrence Burns

Birth
Burlington, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Death 4 Feb 1872 (aged 78)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 5831651 · View Source
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Civil War Figure. He was the only Gettysburg civilian to fight in the Battle of Gettysburg. Angry that the Confederates had driven off his cattle a few days before, he fought alongside the vaunted Iron Brigade in McPherson's Woods on the July 1, 1863 (the first day of the battle) and was wounded three times. He survived and met with President Abraham Lincoln in November 1863 when the President came to give his famous address. A statue commemorating John Burns was dedicated on July 1, 1903, and is located in the Gettysburg National Military Park on Stone Avenue, McPherson Ridge.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 8 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5831651
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Lawrence Burns (5 Sep 1793–4 Feb 1872), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5831651, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .