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b. 1831 Campbell, New York. d. 18/10/1901 Wadsworth, Kansas.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 27/04/1863 Vicksburg, Mississippi.

 

Burritt was born in Campbell, New York in 1831 and enlisted into the 113th Illinois Infantry at Chicago, Illinois. He died on 18 October 1901 and his remains are interred at the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Kansas.

 

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Voluntarily acted as a fireman on a steam tug which ran the blockade and passed the batteries under a heavy fire.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: LEAVENWORTH NATIONAL CEMETERY, LEAVENWORTH, KANSAS.

Section 16, Row 5, Grave 7

William Wallace Burritt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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