John L. Burton, Corporal. 4th North Carolina Infantry, Company F. Wilson County.
Resided in Wilson County and elisted in Craven County on 28 June 1861, for the war, at age 19. Mustered in as Private. Paroled on 27 Sept 1862; however, place and date of capture not reported. Present or accounted for until captured at Fredericksburg, VA on 3 May 1863. Imprisoned in Washington, DC, until paroled and transferred to City Point, VA on 10 May 1863, for exchange. Promoted to Corporal on 7 May 1863. Present or accounted for until wounded in the left leg and captured at Old Wilderness Tavern, VA on 15 May 1864. Reported to a Federal hospital at Fredericksburg, VA on 23 May 1864. Died on 16 June 1864, of wounds, at age 22. PLACE OF DEATH NOT REPORTED!