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BURNS, James Austin, educator, born in Oxford, Maine, 25 January, 1840. He was educated at Bowdoin, where in 1885 he received the degree of Ph. died In August, 1861, he entered the United States volunteer service as lieutenant in the 7th Connecticut infantry, and was promoted to be captain in 1862, after which he served on the staffs of Generals Viele, Stephens, Seymour, Strong, and Terry, and was engaged in the sieges of Forts Pulaski, Sumter, and Wagner, and in the investment of Petersburg. Subsequent to the war he settled in Atlanta, Georgia, where he has followed the profession of civil engineering and also filled the chair of chemistry in the Southern medical College in Atlanta. He has published a series of "Juxtalinear Translations of the Classics" (Atlanta, 1886 et seq.). The set in-eludes Virgil, Horace, Cicero, Sallust, Caesar, Homer, Xenophon, Demosthenes, and Sophocles.
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