BURNS, JAMES M.
Rank and Organization: Sergeant, Company B, 1st West Virginia Infantry. Place
and Date: At New Market, Va., 15 May 1864. Entered Service At: Jefferson
County, Ohio. Birth: Jefferson County, Ohio. Date of Issue: 20 November
Under a heavy fire of musketry, rallied a few men to the support of the colors, in
danger of capture and bore them to a place of safety. One of his comrades having been
severely wounded in the effort, Sgt. Burns went back a hundred yards m the face of the
enemy's fire and carried the wounded man from the field.