Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.
Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
From the sky.
All is well, safely rest,
God is nigh.
Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, good night.
April 21, 1858 at Lower Providence Township, PA
Entered Service in the US
Army from Spring Mills, PA
01, 1908 at the age of 50
The Medal of Honor During the Indian Campaigns For heroism on
August 16, 1881 at Cuchillo Negro Mountains, NM
Indians attacked a ranch near Camp Canada Alamosa, New Mexico,
Second Lieutenant George Burnett took the first available
detachment to pursue and attack the hostile Apache marauders. With
a fifty-man force, some of whom were mounted Mexicans from the
plundered ranch, he located and attacked the hostile force that
outnumbered his small command two-to-one. In the battle that
followed he saw one soldier who was dismounted and in danger of
being cut off. Alone, and under heavy fire, Second Lieutenant
Burnett went to the rescue of his soldier, galloping quickly into
the fusillade that twice struck his horse. Also awarded Medals of
Honor in this action were Private Augustus Walley and First
Sergeant William Moses.