John B. Burrud (1828-1883) was born in Blakeney, Norfolk, England, son of John A. (1794-1869) and Sarah Ann Burrud (1794-1878).
In the early 1830s, his family immigrated to the United States and settled in Wayne County, New York. Burrud's parents were
engaged in farming; he was apprenticed to a shoemaker and taught singing. On February 2, 1853, he married Ocena A. Newton,
daughter of Buckley Newton. The couple had four children: Ella Burrud Howell (born 1854); Newton J. Burrud (born 1859) Lucinda
Burrud Calhoun, and William Burrud. In September 1862, Burrud raised a company that was later designated Company D of the
160th New York Regiment. The regiment left the state for New Orleans in December 1862. Burrud fought in the expeditions to
Bayou Teche (1863 January 12-15 and April 11-20); operations on Bayou Plaquemine (1863 February 12-28); operations in Western
Louisiana (1863 April 19-May 14); expedition to Alexandria and Simsport (1863 May 15-17), and the siege of Port Hudson (1863
May 25-June 18). At the end of June, Burrud was admitted to St. James Hospital in New Orleans with an "old lung complaint"
and remained there until the end of August when he was granted a furlough and went home. In November 1863, Burrud returned
to the regiment that was then posted on duty at New Iberia, Louisiana. In 1864, he led his company in the operations in Western
Louisiana, Banks's Red River and Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaigns. In April 1865, the unit was assigned to the defenses
of Washington' following the Grand Review (May 23-25), the men left for Savannah and then Hawkinsville, Pulaski County, Georgia,
and remained there until mustered out on November 1, 1865. After the war Burrud taught "vocal music" in Marion Collegiate
Institute and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He died in Marion in 1883. John B. Burrud's brother William
G. Burrud, corporal of Company E of the 111th Regiment of New York Infantry, was killed at Gettysburg.
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