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Henry King Burgwyn, Jr
Birth: Oct. 3, 1841
Jamaica Plain
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jul. 1, 1863
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Known as the "Boy Colonel" for his extreme youthfulness, he served as Colonel and commander of the 26th North Carolina Infantry regiment. He was killed on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1, l863) while leading his men. His regiment would lose over 80% of its men during the battle. (bio by: EFB III) 
Family links: 
  Henry King Burgwyn (1811 - 1877)
  Anna Greenough Burgwyn (1817 - 1887)
  Maria Greenough Burgwyn Baker (1838 - 1908)*
  Henry King Burgwyn (1841 - 1863)
  William Hyslop Sumner Burgwyn (1845 - 1913)*
  George Pollok Burgwyn (1847 - 1907)*
  John Alveston Burgwyn (1850 - 1898)*
  Collinson Pierrepont Edwards Burgwyn (1852 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
Oakwood Cemetery
Wake County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 35.78486, -78.62748
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Record added: Oct 12, 2001
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Henry King Burgwyn, Jr
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When the war broke out, Colonel H.K. Burgwyn lived with his father Henry K. Burgwyn, Sr. The Burgwyn family owned 155 human beings - 58 women, 38 men and 59 children 10 years and under. Those humans held as property were worth $160,000 - the equivalent of...(Read more)
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You are honored and remembered, Sir, by the descendant of one of the men you commanded, Jeremiah Washington Beachum, of Co. K, 26th NC Regiment, CSA. Deo Vindice!
- John Field Pankow
 Added: Jul. 1, 2017

- Rio girl 2
 Added: Jun. 18, 2017
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