Lieut George Hector Burton

Lieut George Hector Burton

Columbia, Adair County, Kentucky, USA
Death 2 Feb 1922 (aged 82)
McCormick, McCormick County, South Carolina, USA
Burial McCormick, McCormick County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Baptist Church
Memorial ID 6094201 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate officer and Honor Medal awardee. Burton was a member of Co. F, 4th Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, CSA, of the famous Kentucky "Orphan" Brigade. He worked his way up through the ranks to 2nd Lt. During the Atlanta Campaign of 1864 Burton was placed in command of the Kentucky Brigade sharpshooters. For this service he was later awarded a medal for gallant and meritorious conduct.
After the war Burton married Sally Bushnell and moved to Georgia, and later to South Carolina, where he became one of the leading Baptist ministers in the area.
Cause of death: suicide by pistol shot

Bio by: Geoff Walden

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  • Originally Created by: Geoff Walden
  • Added: 16 Jan 2002
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut George Hector Burton (10 Jul 1839–2 Feb 1922), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6094201, citing First Bethany Baptist Church Cemetery, McCormick, McCormick County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .