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WILLIAM HARDY BURT Confederate Veteran Holly Springs, N.C.
Posted by: Nancie O'Sullivan (ID *****5614) Date: February 29, 2004 at 20:56:52
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Confederate Veteran, February, 1922.
WILLIAM HARDY BURT, a true soldier of the old South, a kind and noble friend, a just and loyal citizen, died on August 7, 1921, at the age of 93. He was an officer of the Oscar R. Rand Camp No. 1278 U.C.V., of Holly Springs and his comrades lost a good friend in his death and the entire community is the poorer in the loss of this honored and respected citizen. Comrade BURT was born May 4, 1828 in this county, Holly Springs Township. In 1852 he married MISS MARY WINFIELD ADAMS and to them were born 6 children. In 1862 at the age of 34, he volunteered and enlisted in Company E, 36th Regiment, 5th Cavalry, commanded by Thomas A. Harris. His service was someting over 3 years, he returned home wounded in the leg, from which he never entirely recovered. For 44 years he served as magistrate and was very prominent in political affairs. At the age of 13 he became a member of the Baptist Church, and was a faithful Christian to the end. He was the oldest member of the Church there, which he had served for 80 years and was also Sunday School Superintendent for 30 years. Six children survive him, also 23 grandchildren and 22 great- grandchildren.

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