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Details for Roster ID 1276

Name:John Waller Burke
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:John Waller Burke, Class of 1863 (Honorary Graduate). Genealogy: Born March 4, 1842, in Hanover County, Virginia; Father- Robert Burke; Mother- Margaret Anderson; Grandparents - no information in our records; marital status - never married. VMI Record: Entered VMI on July 5, 1859; was a cadet drillmaster in Richmond, Spring 1861; returned to VMI in January 1862 but shortly thereafter resigned to join the Confederate Army. Military Record: Enlisted for war at Yorktown on April 20, 1862 as a Private in Capt. W. P. Carter's Company Virginia Light Artillery (King William Artillery); promoted to Sergeant. Death: Killed in action at Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864. His body was never recovered.
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