William BURK (also recorded as “BOURKE”), age 18, was enlisted as Private on April 2nd, 1862 in Captain McLean’s Company, Company H (Union Rebels), 6th Regiment Florida Infantry by J. J. Finley at Mount Vernon Arsenal, Florida, for a period of 3 years or the war.
He is reported present on Company Muster Roll for April 1st to July 1st, 1862.
He is reported absent on the Company Muster Roll for June 30th through November 12th, 1862. This roll documents him absent on detached service as a teamster since September 4th, 1862.
He is reported present on the Company Muster Rolls for November 12th, 1862 through October 31st, 1863.
He is reported absent on the Company Muster Roll for November & December, 1863. This roll documents him absent sick in hospital. He is listed on a register of “Floyd House and Ocmulgee Hospitals at Macon, Georgia being admitted on November 29th, 1863 for “diarr acutus”.
He is reported present on the Company Muster Roll for December 31st, 1863, through February 29th, 1864.
He appears on a Receipt Roll for Clothing for April 1st to June 30th, 1864.
His name appears as a signature on an application to take the Oath of Amnesty, dated July 24th, 1865 at Barrancas, Florida. In his petition, he states, “I am 21 years of age my home is in Walton Co. Fla. I volunteered in April 1862 in Co H 6th Regt Fla Infantry. In July 1864 I deserted. I have taken no further part whatever in the late rebellion."