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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1829

Vol. I
p432
557

(Born Mas.)

Sidney Burbank1

(Ap'd Mas.)

17

Born Oct. 1807.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Winnebago, Wis., 1830‑31, — Dubuque Mines, Io., 1831, — and Ft. Armstrong, Ill., 1831‑32; in the "Black Hawk" War against the Sac Indians, 1832; on Recruiting service, 1833‑35; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1835‑36; at the Military

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Oct. 29, 1836)

Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Apr. 4, 1836, to Dec. 9, 1839; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1840‑41,

(Captain, 1st Infantry, Nov. 8, 1839)

being engaged in a Skirmish near Suwanee Old Town, Jan. 21, 1841; on frontier duty at Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1841‑43, 1843‑45, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1845, — Ft. Scott, Kan., 1845‑48, — March through Texas to Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1848‑49, — and at Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1850‑52; on Recruiting service, 1852‑54; on frontier duty at Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1854‑55, 1856‑59; and as Superintendent of Western Recruiting Service,

(Major, 2d Infantry, Dec. 8, 1855)

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, July 3, 1856)

at Newport Barracks, Ky., July 16, 1859, to July 1, 1861.

Lieut.‑Colonel, 13th Infantry, May 14, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in recruiting his regiment, 1861‑63;a in the Rappahannock Campaign, commanding

(Colonel, 2d Infantry, Sep. 16, 1862)

brigade of Regulars (Army of the Potomac), Apr.‑May, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., in command of Regular

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

brigade, July 2, 1863, — and pursuit of the enemy to Manassas Gap; in command of 1st Brigade of Regulars (Army of the Potomac) in the field, Sep., 1863, to Jan., 1864, — of Draft Rendezvous at Columbus, O., Jan. 18 to June 26, 1864, — and of 2d Infantry, headquarters at Newport Barracks, Ky., June 26, 1864, to Jan., 1866, and at Louisville, Ky., Jan. to Oct., 1866.

Served: as President of Examining Board of Candidates for Army Appointments, Oct. 1, 1866, to May 31, 1867; in command of regiment at Louisville, Ky., Dec., 1866, to Feb. 19, 1867, and Feb. 28 to Apr. 3, p4331867; as Assistant Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, Jan., 1867, to Feb., 1869; in command of the District of Kentucky, Feb. 19, 1867, to Feb. 28, 1869; and as Superintendent

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869, to May 1, 1870)

of General Recruiting Service, Apr. 26, 1869, to May 1, 1870.

Retired from Active Service, May 1, 1870,
on his own application, after 40 consecutive Years of Service.

Died, Dec. 7, 1882, at Newport, Ky.: Aged 75.

Buried, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.


The Author's Note:

1 Was the son of Lieut.‑Colonel Sullivan Burbank, who served in the War of 1812‑15, and was severely wounded at the Battle of Niagara.


Thayer's Note:

a Glossed over in the Register: the 13th Infantry, commanded by Lt. Col. Burbank, was responsible for guarding the prison at Alton, IL, the first Confederate inmates arriving in February, 1862. See for example Alton in the Civil War.


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