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Birth: May 5, 1846, Tennessee.
Death: Mar. 8, 1935, Milligan, Carter County, Tennessee.
Wife: Laura Stella Hyder Burchfield (1876 - 1942).
Burial: Williams Cemetery, Valley Forge, Carter County, Tennessee.
John G. Burchfield was born near Clark's Spring, Carter county, Tenn., May 5, 1846, hence he was but 15 years old when he assisted in burning the Union brilge in November, 1861, and 17 when he joined the army in 1863.
Though a boy in years he was a man in all thru it takes to make a brave soldier, and whether we find him riding through the darkness side by side with the brave men who burned the bridge, standing his ground with the bravest at Taylor's Ford or marching and fighting with his company at Greeneville at the death of Gen. Morgan, in the charges at Morristown and Fort Brecenridge and Saulsbury, and in all the marches and battles in which his Regiment was engaged he is the same brave and fearless boy.
Corporal Burchfield has had a varied experience since the Civil War. He first went west and located at Athens, Ill.., in January, 1866, and later removed to Iniopolis, thence to Niantic, and then to Springfield, Ill.. At the latter place he was married to Miss Margaret Baumgardner, December 10, 1868, and settled at Niantic, Ill. He removed to Kansas in 1886 and thence to Washington, D. C, in December, 1890, where he resided until recently, 1902.
While in Washington he was appointed on the Capitol Police force until relieved by change of administration, but was re-instated in 1899.
We are pleased to note that our friend has received an honorable and lucrative position in the Mountain Branch of the National Soldiers' Home for Disabled Veterans at Johnson City, Tenn.