|This Day in NC History recalls death of Capt. Burgwin|
|Written by Allen, Joy|
|Wednesday, February 08, 2017 04:09 PM|
This Day in North Carolina History, a web site produced by the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, published a story on February 7, 2017 about Captain John H.K. Burgwin. The captain was a direct descendant of John Burgwin who built the Burgwin-Wright House, headquarters of the NSCDA-NC.
Wilmingtonian Casualty of Mexican War
On February 7, 1847, New Hanover County native Capt. John Henry King Burgwin died of a wound he received while leading an assault during the Taos Revolt, an insurrection of Mexicans and their Pueblo Indian allies against the American occupation of what is now New Mexico.