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Near Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Burns

 
 
John Burns Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
1. John Burns Monument Inscription
Inscription. "My thanks are specially due to a citizen of Gettysburg named John Burns who although over seventy years of age shouldered his musket and offered his services to Colonel Wister One Hundred and Fiftieth Pennsylvania Volunteers. Colonel Wister advised him to fight in the woods as there was more shelter there but he preferred to join our line of skirmishers in the open fields when the troops retired he fought with the Iron Brigade he was wounded in three places."

Gettysburg report of Maj. Gen. Doubleday
 
Erected 1903 by Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 50.157′ N, 77° 15.164′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Stone Avenue, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located near McPherson Barn in Gettysburg National Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 14th (Brooklyn) Infantry N.Y.S.M. ( a few steps from this marker); 95th New York Infantry ( within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 150th Pennsylvania Infantry
John Burns Statue image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
2. John Burns Statue
( about 400 feet away); 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry ( about 400 feet away); First Brigade ( about 400 feet away); McPherson Barn ( about 600 feet away); Edward McPherson Farm ( about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers and Monuments along Stone and Merideth Avenues.
 
Also see . . .
1. McPherson's Ridge. A National Park Service virtual tour stop. (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. John Burns - Hero of Gettysburg. Burns fell in with a Wisconsin Regiment during the battle. Although wounded three times, he was not seriously injured. He died in 1872, and was buried in Gettysburg Evergreen Cemetery, south of the National Cemetery. (Submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. John Burns Statue. Gettysburg Daily article. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. HeroesWar, US Civil
 
Pennsylvania Coat of Arms on the Left Side of Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
3. Pennsylvania Coat of Arms on the Left Side of Monument
John Burns Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 16, 2008
4. John Burns Monument
John Burns Statue image. Click for full size.
By Dave Kerr, October 5, 2012
5. John Burns Statue
Grave of John Burns image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 6, 2010
6. Grave of John Burns
John Burns is buried in nearby Evergreen Cemetery.
John Burns Grave (closeup) image. Click for full size.
By Brandon Fletcher, June 25, 2009
7. John Burns Grave (closeup)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,648 times since then and 86 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 12, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   5. submitted on October 5, 2012, by Dave Kerr of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.   6. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   7. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Brandon Fletcher of Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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