John Burrell

DeathMarch 21, 1932
CemeteryColumbus (Columbus)
PostBaker (Columbus)
Unit29th Wisconsin Infantry, Company C

Private John Burrell

Company C, 29th Wisconsin Infantry

Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC)

Burrell was born in Wisconsin in September 1846. He was residing in Hubbard (Dodge County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 16, 1864. Burrell served about 10 months before being transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on April 1, 1865. The VRC was established for soldiers that had been wounded, injured, or were suffering from disease. They performed “light duty” which freed up able-bodied soldiers for front line duty. Burrell was discharged from the VRC on July 12, 1865.

He died on March 21, 1932 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Columbus Cemetery in Columbus (Platte County), Nebraska. Burrell was a member of the Baker Post (#9) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Columbus.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.