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Burbank, William H.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 19, credited to Barnard, VT
Unit(s): 3rd NH INF
Service: enl 7/29/61, m/i, CPL, Co. G, 3rd NH INF, 823/61, pr SGT 12/7/61, 1SGT 7/3/63, reen 130/64 wdd, Drewery's Bluff, 5/16/64, apptd 2LT 5/21/64, revoked, m/o as 1SGT 7/20/65

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VITALS
Birth: 01/08/1841, Haverhill, NH
Death: 05/09/1903

Burial: South Barnard Cemetery, Barnard, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joie Finley Morris
Findagrave Memorial #: 94666267
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: David Morin Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: Died at Bridgewater, VT
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BURIAL:
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South Barnard Cemetery, Barnard, VT

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Biography

He was the original 7th Corporal of Co. G, Capt. Wiggin. His warrant promotions were as follows: To Sergeant, 11 Dec. 1861; to 1st Sergeant, July, 1863. He re-enlisted in January, 1864. He was wounded at Drewry's Bluff, Va., in May, 1864, and was sent to hospital at Point Lookout. While there he was commissioned 2d Lieutenant, dating 24 May, and was mustered into that grade 4 Oct., at the hospital. His muster appears to have been wholly unauthorized: i.e., it was in violation of existing orders, which forbade the muster of any officer unfit at the time for field service; and Burbank appears to have clearly come under that order. The muster was promptly revoked by the War Department. This proceeding and order may not have been poetic justice: but law and justice are not always synonymous terms. Meantime Burbank had been dropped from the company rolls (18 Nov.), as having been commissioned 2d Lieutenant in Co. I. Orders from the War Department compelled the commander of the company to take up Burbank on the rolls, and he became again the 1st Sergeant of Co. G, and held that rank at the final muster-out of the regiment. He did not rejoin the regiment until its final discharge at Concord.

Courtesy of Dave Morin