Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861
Private Burris was severely wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5th, 1864. He was listed as missing in action and believed to have been captured.
It is very possible he died soon after being wounded.
By March of 1885 Jacob's mother Mahala filed for a 'mothers' pension.
Unknown burial location or date of death.