Sergeant Edward Edwim Edmund H. Burke

Sergeant Edward Edwim Edmund H. Burke was born on August 10, 1843 in Manchester, England and died April 21, 1925 in Sumner, IA.

entered the Infantry on August 29, 1862, in Pesrta, IA, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Sergeant before being discharged on February 29, 1864 in .

is buried at Mt. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Sumner, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

Armed Forces Grave Registration

Ist enlistment was for 3 months in Centralia Ill in Co. C. 11 Ill. Inf. Born Aug. 10 1843. Born in Manchester England Came to U.S. in 1856 and to Ia in 1858. Married to Mary Collins in Nov. 1877. Enlistes as first corporal of Co. C. 21 Ia Inf. on Aug 10, 1862. On Feb 24 1863 he was promoted 5 Sgt. of his Co. Was severly wounded at Vicksburg Miss, on May 22 1863 which lead to his being made 4 Sgt. on Aug. 8 1863. He was transferred to the invalid corps Feb. 29 1864 and no further recond is found in the State roster of Ia. Soldiers. First enlistment at Centralia Ill Apr. 14 1861 in Co. C. Ill Inf. then re-enlisted for duration of war in Co. C. 21 Ia Infl was in battles of Hartsville, Gibson, Champion Hill, Black River Bridge, wounded at Vicksburg Jackson, Spanish Fork, Ft. Blakesly, Mobile, and Little Big Horn. Niece–Mrs. J.H.Holland Waverly Ia. Edward and Edwin H. Burke are one and the same person