This War of 1812 Vet Saw the Battle of Gettysburg from his Porch... and Joined It

John Burns showed his commitment to the United States—and its union—until his final days.

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  • Burns's house. He is seated at the top of the stairs.

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  • Burns during the War of 1812. 

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  • Burns' statue at Gettysburg. 

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