Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Daniel L. / Son of Benjamin & Lucy C. / BURROWS/ A member of Co. H. 14th Reg. Co./ Vol. died at Knoxville, Md. / Dec. 12, 1862 / Aged 16 Y.
Daniel was the second son of Benjamin Burrows and his second wife Lucy. Lucy died in 1858 which left Daniel and his brother Lorenzo alone with their father. Benjamin's other children were grown and living elsewhere.
In the 1860 census, Benjamin Burrows is 70 and has two young teenage sons. It is hard to imagine that young Daniel at 15 years old enlisted on 8 Aug 1862 and died of disease on 15 Nov 1862. This evidence doesn't match the date on this gravestone so I imagine this is the only information that was available to the family when Daniel's body was returned for burial.