Alfred and Julia Burnett’s family played an active role in the American Civil War. One son and four son-in-laws were members of the Confederate States Army. Amazingly, all survived the conflict.
The family members are:
- Sherrod V. Burnett, son, who served as a private in Company K, 10th LA Infantry. At the war’s end he surrendered at Appomattox, VA.
- Melinda Burnett’s husband, George W. Reeves, served as a private in Company A, Ragsdale’s Battalion, TX Cavalry.
- Nancy Burnett’s husband, William C. Reeves, served as a private in Company K, 10th LA Infantry and the Army of Northern VA. He fought in the battle of Gettysburg.
- Dorinda Burnett’s husband, John A. Morrogh served a private in Company A, Waller’s Regiment, TX Cavalry. John ran away from home and joined the army at age 15.
- Sidnah Burnett’s husband, Isaac Gilley, served as a private in Company B, 25th TX Calvary. Sadly, military records show Isaac was absent without leave and though Sidnah tried, she was never able to clear his name and collect a widow’s pension.
Rosteet, B. T., Miquez, S. F., & Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society. (1994). The Civil War veterans of old Imperial Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana: Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, and Jefferson Davis Parishes. Lake Charles, La: Southwest Louisiana Genealogical Society.
"Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. State Archives, Baton Rouge.