John Burns sits on a rocking chair after the Battle of Gettysburg. A veteran of the war of 1812, the 70 year old Burns picked up his rifle and joined a Union unit as a sharpshooter and was wounded several times. Taken in 1863.

John Burns sits on a rocking chair after the Battle of Gettysburg. A veteran of the war of 1812, the 70 year old Burns picked up his rifle and joined a Union unit as a sharpshooter and was wounded several times. Taken in 1863.