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 Nathaniel Burgess

Nathaniel Burgess

Birth
Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 27 Mar 1865 (aged 30)
Petersburg, Petersburg City, Virginia, USA
Burial Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Oak Grove, Plot 251
Memorial ID 99095246 · View Source
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Civil War Soldier
Private, Sergeant, and 1st Lieutenant
29th Massachusetts Infantry

The son of Abner and Hannah Burgess

Nathaniel was a 25-year-old Mariner and Nailer from Plymouth when he enlisted as a Private in Co. E of the 29th Massachusetts Infantry in May 1861. He was later promoted to the rank of Sergeant and to First Lieutenant on July 1, 1864.

While his grave indicates he died on March 21, 1865, he was actually wounded in a pre-dawn attack on Ft. Steadman on March 25, 1865 in a last ditch effort by Confederates to break through Union lines forming the siege of Petersburg, VA. Nathaniel was two months past his 29th birthday when he died of his wounds on March 27, 1865, two weeks before Lee's surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House. His remains were brought back to Plymouth for burial.

Epitaph:

"So sleep the brave that sink to rest,
With all their Country's honors blest."


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  • Created by: Donald Thompson
  • Added: 17 Oct 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 99095246
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathaniel Burgess (25 Jan 1835–27 Mar 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 99095246, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Donald Thompson (contributor 46594704) .