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William Austin Burgess (1837-1864) was born and raised in Belfast, but served as a Corporal in Company D, 59th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Burgess was severely wounded at Petersburg by a Rebel sharpshooter on July 15, 1864 and died a month later from his wounds. At the time of his death, Burgess was 26 years old and unmarried. This carte de visite photograph was taken by Belfast photographer H. L. Kilgore.
About This Item
- Title: William Austin Burgess, Belfast, ca. 1864
- Creator: Kilgore, H. L.
- Creation Date: circa 1864
- Subject Date: circa 1864
- Town: Belfast
- County: Waldo
- State: ME
- Media: Carte de visite
- Dimensions: 10 cm x 6 cm
- Object Type: Image
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Portrait photographs
- Carte de visites
- United States. Army
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 59th (1864-1865)
For more information about this item, contact:Belfast Historical Society
10 Market Street, Belfast, ME 04915
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