Lest We Forget - African American Military History by Researcher, 
					Author and Veteran Bennie McRae, Jr.

Woodmere Cemetery

WOODMERE CEMETERY

Detroit, Michigan

UNITED STATES COLORED CIVIL WAR VETERAN

Submitted by

Lieutenant Colonel William P. Burroughs, Jr., USAF Retired
Warner Robins, Georgia

Private George L. Burroughs

Company L

2nd Regiment, U.S. Colored Cavalry

 

Born: May 14, 1832, Grimsby, Ontario, Canada
Married Mary Ann Waters March 02, 1853 in London, Ontario
Enlisted January 1865, Discharged June 1865.
After discharge he moved his family, wife and 2 daughters from London to Cleveland, Ohio where my grandfather William H. was born in 1868. Lived in Ohio, New York, Illinois and Michigan. Was a resident in veteran homes in Danville, IL and Dayton, OH.
Died: November 02, 1930 in Detroit, MI.
Buried: Woodmere Cemetery, Sec. 5, Lot 28-160. Detroit. His grave does not have a headstone but I have taken action to obtain USCTroupe headstone and have it installed.
George is my great grandfather.

Lieutenant Colonel William P. Burroughs, Jr., USAF Retired
Warner Robins, Georgia


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Category: Civil War | Subcategory: Resting Places | Tags: Georgia , Illinois , Michigan , 1868
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