Lieutenant Colonel Horace Blois Burnham, Judge Advocate General, U.S. Army, circa 1884
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Born September 10, 1824, probably in Columbia County, New York.
Died April 10, 1894 in Henrico County, Virginia.
Appointed June 9, 1869 by the commander of the First Military District overseeing civilian government in Virginia during Reconstruction and began his service on June 22, 1869. Service terminated by the restoration of civilian rule in Virginia on January 26, 1870 and a resolution of the General Assembly, approved by Governor Gilbert Walker on February 25, 1870.
Studied law in eastern Pennsylvania
Other judicial service:
Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, Washington DC, 1863-1866.
Lawyer, Bureau of Military Justice, Washington DC, 1866-1867.
Chief Judge Advocate, U.S. Army, Military District Number One, 1867.
Judge, Richmond Hustings Court, 1867-1869.
Judge Advocate, New Military Department of Virginia, 1870.
Judge Advocate, Department of Texas, 1872.
Judge Advocate, Department of the Platte, Omaha, 1872-1886 (deputy judge advocate, 1884-1886).
Private practice of law in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 1841-1861.
Civil War (Union)
J.J. Looney and the Dictionary of Virginia Biography, Burnham, Horace Blois (1824-1894), published November 26, 2013, in Encyclopedia Virginia, a publication of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities in partnership with the Library of Virginia.