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Arthur M. Burns, Civil War Soldier

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Arthur M. Burns
Born in Belfast, Ireland_Son of Arthur Burns_By occupation a Plumber_Married_At the age of 28 years on July 9, 1863, enlisted at Boston, Mass., for 3 years, in the United States Navy_Rank Second Fireman.
He was first sent to the receiving ship “Ohio”, then lying at Boston, and on her continued some nine weeks. Rom her he was drafted to the Monitor “{Monardarck}”. He served on her during her trial trip and till prepared for seas, after which he was returned to the “Ohio”. From the “Ohio” he was furloughed for four (4) days. Reporting back, he was ordered to the receiving ship “Vermont”, then lying at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. On her he did duty nine (9) weeks. In November 1863, he was transferred to the “{Newbern}”, then at Brooklyn. During the remainder of his term of service he continued on the vessel, which was employed as a {hospital} for the Navy, {???} in {???} different naval stations along the coast. In October 1863, he was promoted to Engineer’s Store-Keeper, and held this rank till discharge. After 7 months service on the “Newbern”, he was sent on account of chronic rheumatism contracted on {???} by the Brooklyn Naval Hospital where he lay for three (3) weeks, or till October 1864, when he received his discharge for disability.


ca. 1861-1865


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