Hiram Burnham

Colonel Hiram Burnham, ca. 1862

Officer in the Union Army who commanded a regiment and then a brigade in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War.

- Hiram Burnham

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VI Corps (Union Army)

Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

VI Corps badge
Monument to commemorate the death of General John Sedgwick, Commander of the Union Army VI Corps in the American Civil War, at Spotsylvania National Military Park, Virginia, USA.

The divisions of Newton and Howe were the ones engaged together with Col Hiram Burnham's Light Division.

Battle of Chaffin's Farm

Fought in Virginia on September 29–30, 1864, as part of the siege of Petersburg in the American Civil War.

Union assault on Fort Harrison, September 29 (after a sketch by William Waud)
Map of the action at New Market Heights
Company I of the 36th Colored Regiment, which served in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.
James H. Harris, of the 38th Colored Infantry Unit, who earned the Medal of Honor for his actions in the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.

Brig. Gen. Hiram Burnham was killed during the attack, and the Union troops renamed the captured fort in his honor.

Battle of Chancellorsville

Major battle of the American Civil War , and the principal engagement of the Chancellorsville campaign.

Battle of Chancellorsville, by Kurz and Allison, 1889
(Apocryphal painting depicts the wounding of Confederate Lt. Gen. Stonewall Jackson on May 2, 1863)
Virginia, 1863
A piece of artillery.
Troops crossing the Rapidan at Germanna Ford
Battle of Chancellorsville, Situation Late 30 April 1863 and Movements since 27 April
Troops on Hooker's right cross the Rappahannock
Chancellorsville, actions on May 1
Battle of Chancellorsville, 1 May 1863 (Situation at Dark)
Chancellorsville, actions on May 2
Battle of Chancellorsville, 2 May 1863 (Situation at 1800)
The ruins of Catharine Furnace photographed in 2011
The site of "Keenan's Charge" [8th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment] 2 May 1863
Dowdall's Tavern was Union General Oliver O. Howard's headquarters until he was surprised and driven out by Stonewall Jackson's Confederate troops on May 2.
Wilderness Church at Chancellorsville was the center of a stand made by Union general Schurz's division during Stonewall Jackson's surprise flank attack.
Ruins of the Chancellor House which was the headquarters of Federal General Joseph Hooker of the Army of the Potomac during the battle, later burned, May 1863
The XI Corps routs before Jackson's evening dinner time surprise attack
XII Corps artillery halts Jackson's surprise attack
Lower right photograph of trees shattered by artillery shells near where Jackson was shot on the Orange Plank Road.
Chancellorsville, actions on May 3, dawn to 10 a.m.
Battle of Chancellorsville, 3 May 1863 (Situation Early)
Soldiers of the VI Corps, Army of the Potomac, in trenches before storming Marye's Heights at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg during the Chancellorsville campaign, Virginia, May 1863. This photograph (Library of Congress #B-157) is sometimes mistakenly labeled as taken at the 1864 Siege of Petersburg, Virginia.
Chancellorsville, actions on May 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., including the Second Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of Salem Church
Chancellorsville Campaign, 3 May 1863 (Battle of Salem Church: Situation at 1600)
Confederate dead behind the stone wall of Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia, killed during the Chancellorsville campaign (the Second Battle of Fredericksburg), May 1863. Photograph by A.J. Russell.
Chancellorsville, actions on May 4, withdrawals on May 5 and 6
Battle of Chancellorsville, 4 May 1863 (Situation at 1800)
Battle of Chancellorsville, 6 May 1863 (Situation at 1700)
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VI Corps, commanded by Maj. Gen. John Sedgwick, with the divisions of Brig. Gens. William T. H. Brooks and Albion P. Howe, Maj. Gen. John Newton, and Col. Hiram Burnham.

Cherryfield, Maine

Town in Washington County, Maine, United States on the Narraguagus River.

Hiram Burnham, Civil War-era general

Fort Harrison

Important component of the Confederate defenses of Richmond during the American Civil War.

Fort Harrison after being taken by Union soldiers and renamed Fort Burnham
General view
Encampment and eathworks
Chapin's Bluff near Fort Burnham
Chapin's Bluff
Chapin's Bluff
Chapin's Bluff
The camp of the 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment near the battlefield on October 29, 1864
National Park Service marker for Fort Harrison
Fort Harrison interior in 2009

Brigadier General Hiram Burnham, a native of Maine and a brigade commander in XVIII Corps, was killed in the assault, and the Union-held fort was renamed Fort Burnham in his honor.

6th Maine Infantry Regiment

Infantry regiment that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Virginia, after overrun by the 6th Maine, 3 May 1863

Colonel Hiram Burnham

Washington County, Maine

County located in the U.S. state of Maine.

A highway sign designating the border between Nicholas and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia along a secondary road

Hiram Burnham (1814-1864), Civil War general; Cherryfield.

Maine in the American Civil War

As a fervently abolitionist and strongly Republican state, Maine contributed a higher proportion of its citizens to the Union armies than any other, as well as supplying extensive equipment and stores.

Flag of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment in the war.
Union private Daniel A. Bean of Brownfield, Maine, 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment by John Wilson (sculptor)

Hiram Burnham of Narraguagus was killed while assaulting Confederate positions near Richmond, Virginia, during the Battle of Chaffin's Farm.

William A. Harn

William A. Harn commanded a New York artillery battery in the American Civil War.

Clockwise from top: Battle of Gettysburg

Union Captain John Tidball's artillery

Confederate prisoners

ironclad USS Atlanta (1861)

Ruins of Richmond, Virginia

Battle of Franklin

Under Harn’s command, the battery served with the Light Division of Col. Hiram Burnham at the Second Battle of Fredericksburg and the Battle of Salem Church.