July 4,1861, Edmund Burke enlisted as Private in Meekling' (Tex) Battery at San Antonio; Aug 31,1861, present; Oct. 9, 1861, presence or absence not shown; Dec. 31, 1861, appointed Corporal (Rolls. Report A. O.) April 30, June 30 & Oct 31, 1862, present (Rolls, Report A. O.)
Oct 13, 1862. Appointed Sig. Off., rank of 1st Lieut., from Texas; to rank from Oct 10, 1862; to report to Maj. Miss.
Aug 1,1864. Tenders resignation as 1st Lieut and Sig. Off. P. A. C. A. to Sec'y of War, stating that he desires to join the company to which he belonged before promotion, and now attached to 2nd Ala. Cav., and order for 15 days leave to join command. Signs as "1st Lieut & Sig. Off., on duty with Heth's Div., A N.Va." (Per. Papers)
Aug 18, 1864 Resignation accepted (S.O. 195, A & I G. C O.) [cannot read endorsements on-line]
Burke Edmund P?? Capt. Meckling (Tex) Battery, Co. D, 3rd Ala. Cavalry, Lieut. Signal Corps.
29 Feby?, 1861, Mrs. Sarah F. Burke, applies for a Commission in the Army for her son Edmund Burke, [letter too faint to read on-line)
January 8,1861 Private Edmund Burke of Company ? Regt. XXXXXXXXXX while under my command in the Navajo Campaign of 1860, killed a Navajo Indian who was approaching the picket where he was stationed at the Camps de las Toijas? on the night of October 14th 186, and was confined and ???????????
/s/ ??, Capt. Comdg. Co.B
Edmund C. Burke, Signal Corps., recorded on March 5, 1862 as Telegraph Agent, Army of the West, District of Arkansas, recorded as Captain, Tel. Operator, Staff, McCown's Division, Polk's Corps., Army of Tennessee at Shelbyville, March 8, 1863, appointed 1st Lieutenant from the State of Texas October 13, 1862, to take rank October 10, accepted May 25, 1863, ordered on July 8, 1863 to report to LGen. A. P. Hill, Commanding 3rd Corps. for assigment to duty with Heth's Division,