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Robert A Burns

Birth: 19 Mar 1836

Death: 24 May 1911

(Aged 75 years, 2 months, 5 days.)


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Served in Company B, 26th Inf., Mississippi as Pvt

Residence was not listed; 26 years old. Enlisted on 5/8/1862 as a Private. On 5/8/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. MS 26th Infantry He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA Other Information: born 3/19/1836 in Tishomingo County, MS died 5/24/1911 in Glen, MS Buried: Liberty Hill Cemetery, Glen, MS Sources used: - Index to Compiled Confederate Military Service Records - Mississippi Confederate Grave Registry
Unit Details:
26th Infantry Regiment was organized during the summer of 1861 at Iuka, Mississippi. Many of the men were from Prentiss, Itawamba, Tishomingo, Perry, and De Soto counties. The regiment moved to Tennessee and was one of the units captured at Fort Donelson. In this fight it lost 12 killed and 69 wounded of the 39 officers and 404 men engaged. After being exchanged, it was assigned to General Tilghman's and J. Adams' Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The unit reported 7 casualties at Coffeeville, totalled 420 effectives in April, 1863, and lost 2 killed, 5 wounded, and 10 missing at Champion's Hill. In February, 1864, it was ordered to Virginia and placed in J.R. Davis' Brigade. It fought at Cold Harbor, endured the battles and hardships of the Petersburg trenches, and ended the war at Appomattox. Only 4 officers and 8 men surrendered with the Army of Northern Virginia. The field officers were Colonel Arthur E. Reynolds, Lieutenant Colonel F.M. Boone, and Major Tully F. Parker.

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