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Burgess, George W.
GEORGE W. BURGESS, son of James Burgess, and a private in Company K, Fourth Infantry, died at the residence of his mother, Mrs. E. A. Keen, in Belfast, Sept. 27, 1862, aged eighteen years and eight months. At the first call for troops in April, 1861, he enlisted in a Massachusetts regiment, from which he was discharged for ill-health. He afterwards joined the Fourth Maine, and d while in that service responded to a call for volunteers to man the Western gunboat flotilla. At the bombardment of Island No. 10, he was wounded on the gunboat â€œCincinnati." Typhoid
ensued, which, with his wound, prostrated his nervous system, and he returned home to die.
History of the city of Belfast in the state of Maine, 1913