John S. Burdick, Lieutenant, 20th Ohio Light Artillery, US
- John S. Burdick is born in New York.
- July 25: The United States Federal Census taken in Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio shows John, a fireman, living as a boarder with an engineer and his family.
- August 30: John S. Burdick enlists in the US Army. He is commissioned as an officer.
- March 5: John is promoted to Full Sergeant.
- November 25: John is promoted to Full 2nd Lieutenant.
- August 29: John is promoted to Full 1st Lieutenant.
- November 30: Lieutenant John Burdick is killed in action at the Battle of Franklin.
- January 6: Cleveland Daily Leader