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BURK, THOMAS

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At the risk of his own life, Burk went back while the rebels were still firing and, finding Col. Wheelock unable to move, alone and unaided, carried him off the field of battle.

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U.S. Army Sergeant (highest rank: First Lieutenant) Company H, 97th New York Infantry

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Civil War 1864 Lewis County, New York

Citation

At the risk of his own life, Burk went back while the rebels were still firing and, finding Col. Wheelock unable to move, alone and unaided, carried him off the field of battle.