Andrew Sheridan Burt of Ohio
Appointed From Ohio, Private and Sergeant, Company A, 6th Ohio Infantry, 20 April to 15 July 1861
First Lieutenant, 18th U. S. Infantry, 14 May 1861
Captain, Aide-de-Camp, 3 April 1862 to 30 May 1863
Captain, 18th Infantry, 30 May 1863
Transferred to 9th U. S. Infantry, 14 June 1869
Major, 8th U. S. Infantry, 26 January 1883
Lieuteant Colonel, 7th U. S. Infantry, 1 January 1888
Colonel, 25th U. S. Infantry, 4 July 1892
Breveted Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, 4 May 1898
Honorably discharged from the Volunteer service, 31 December 1898
Brigadier General, U. S. Army, 1 April 1902
Retired 15 April 1902
Breveted Captain, 19 June 1862, for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Mill Spring, Kentucky
Breveted Major, 1 September 1864, for gallant and meritorious service during the Atlanta Campaign and in the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia.
Born at Cincinnati, Ohio, November 21, 1839. He married Elizabeth Johnstone Reynolds, September 13, 1862.
He enlisted as a Private, Company A, 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, April 20, 1861 and was discharged July 15, 1861. He was then appointed from Ohio, as First Lieutenant, 18th US Infantry, May 14, 1861, and subsequently promoted through the grades to Brigadier General, US Volunteers, May 4, 1898.
He was honorably discharged from volunteer service, December 31, 1898. Appointed Brigadier General, US Army, April 1, 1901. He retired at his own request, April 15, 1902.
He was breveted Captain, Jun 19, 1862, “for conspicuous gallantry in the battle of Mill Spring, Kentucky (wounded), Major, September 1, 1864, for the Atlanta campaign and the battle of Jonesboro, Georgia.
He was the author of “May Cody, or Lost and Won” (W.F. Cody's most successful play).
He died January 12, 1915 and was buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery under a stone which reads: “True patriot, good soldier, loyal friend.”
Elizabeth Johnstone Reynolds Burt, 1838-1925, is buried with him.
His son, Reynolds Johnstone Burt, Brigadier General, United States Army, who retired due to dissability in 1937 (1874-1969), is buried in a nearby site as is his grandson, Reynolds Johnston Burt, Jr. Colonel, United States Army. His wife, Lilian Stewart Burt (1875-1849), is buried with him.
GENERAL ANDREW S. BURT DEAD
Veteran of Civil, Spanish and Indian Wars Was 75
WASHINGTON, January 12, 1915 – Brigadier General Andrew S. Burt, U.S.A., retired, veteran of the Civil, Spanish, Philippine and a number of Indian Wars, died suddenly here today of heart disease. He was a native of Cincinnati and was 75 years old.
General Burt enlisted as a Private in the Sixth Ohio Infantry in April 1861, and was discharged in July of the same year. He was then appointed from Ohio as a First Lieutenant of the Eighteenth United States Infantry, and was a Captain at the end of the Civil War. He rose through the various grades until in 1892 he was Colonel of the Twenty-Fifth Infantry, U.S.A. In May 1898, he was appointed a Brigadier General of Volunteers and was retired from the volunteer service in December of the same year. In 1902 he was made a Brigadier General in the Regular Army and on April 15, 1902 was retired as his own request.
BURT, ANDREW S
BRIG GENL USA RET
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/12/1915
- BURIED AT: SECTION ED SI SITE LOT 1123
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
BURT, ELIZABETH J WIDOW OF ANDREW S
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/27/1926
- BURIED AT: SECTION E.N. SITE LOT 1123
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF AS BURT, BRIG GEN USA RET
Left to Right, seated: Lieutenant Charles A. Booth, Captain Levi Frank Burnett, Colonel Henry C. Merrian, Major Andrew Burt
Standing: Lieutenant L. D. Greene, Lieutenant George Wilcox McInver, Captain William Quinton, Lieutenant Alred B. Johnson, Captain Louis Brechemin (Post Surgeon), Lieutenant Armand I. Lasseigne, Lieutenant A. P. Buffington, Lieutenant D. L. Howell
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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