Burns, Robert

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At the age of 29, 1st Lieutenant Robert Burns enlisted in the 4th Michigan Cavalry Company C on July 8, 1862 at Lafayette, Michigan. He was mustered into service on August 13. On December 18, Burns was promoted to Adjutant and transferred from Company C to Field and Staff. He was then promoted to Captain and transferred from Field and Staff back to Company C on March 31, 1863. Burns’ other transfers included: Company C to Company F, April 15, 1864; and, Company F to Field and Staff, December 11. He was also promoted to Major on December 11 and then to Lieutenant Colonel by Brevet on April 2, 1865. Robert Burns was discharged on July 1 at Nashville, Tennessee.
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