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Marquis D. L. Burnett Military Discharge Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2098

This certificate indicates that Marquis D. L. Burnett of Knoxville, Tennessee, who served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 5th Regiment of the East Tennessee Infantry Volunteers, was honorably discharged. It is a replacement for his original discharge papers, which were issued on August 3, 1862.

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.2527: Marquis D. L. Burnett Collection, 1846-2000 (bulk 1862-1894).

Dates

  • 1884 April 23

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Abstract

This certificate indicates that Marquis D. L. Burnett of Knoxville, Tennessee, who served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 5th Regiment of the East Tennessee Infantry Volunteers, was honorably discharged. It is a replacement for his original discharge papers, which were issued on August 3, 1862.

Biographical/Historical Note

Marquis de Lafayette Burnett (1825-1894) was born in Stockton, Roane County, Tennessee. He married Nancy Emaline Nipper on April 19, 1846 and the couple eventually had thirteen children. Burnett was mustered into the 5th Tennessee Mounted Infantry (Union) on March 28, 1862 as a Lieutenant Colonel. Due to a leg injury, he was honorably discharged on tender of resignation on August 3, 1862. He returned to East Tennessee, where he served as the first pastor of Grassy Valley Baptist Church (1879-1893) and as an attorney and notary public in Muddy Creek, Tennessee.

The 5th Tennessee Infantry was organized in Barbourville, Kentucky, in 1862 and fought at Cumberland Gap, in the East Tennessee Campaign, in the Atlanta Campaign, and at Wilmington, North Carolina.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single box.

Acquisition Note

Gary Johnson donated this certificate to the University of Tennessee's Special Collections Library in 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480