|Birth: ||Dec., 1839, England|
|Death: ||Aug. 13, 1862|
Company A, 84th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Born ca. December 1839 in England
Parents: John and Mary Burge (also spelled Birge). John was born ca. 1792 in England; he died ---. Occupation: Farmer. Mary was born ca. 1802 in England; she died ---. Both were still living when the 1880 Census was taken.
1. Edwin. (See above)
2. Isabel, born ca. 1842 in England; she died ---.
3. Emma, born ca. 1846 in England; she died ---.
It is possible that there were other siblings whose names have not been found. There is a Henry Burge also buried in Haughton Cemetery, whose age at death gives a birth year of ca. 1839. He may be an older brother of Edwin.
Married: No record of marriage found.
Children: No record of any children found.
Resided: 1850, 1860 in Washington Township, Lucas County, Ohio
Died: August 13, 1862 in Cumberland, Maryland
Cause of Death: Probably died of disease
Burial: Haughton Cemetery
Pension: No pension index card found
Name: Edwin C Burge
Age at enlistment: 22
Enlistment Date: 27 May 1862
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Ohio
Survived the War: No
Service Record: Enlisted in Company A, Ohio 84th Infantry Regiment on 27 May 1862.
Mustered out on 10 Aug 1862 at Cumberland, MD.
Birth Date: abt 1840
Inscription on gravestone:
Rest soldier rest thy toils are o'er,
Peace be with thee forever more.
1860 Census: In this census, the "Birge" family is living next door to the Waston family (see William Watson below).
EIGHTY-FOURTH OHIO INFANTRY (Three Months)
Eighty fourth Infantry. – Colonel: William Lawrence; Lieutenant-Colonel: John J. Wizeman; Major: John C. Groom. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase, in May and June 1862, to serve for three months, and on June 11 was ordered to Cumberland, Md., where it was employed in preventing transportation of supplies into the Confederate lines. In September, it was ordered to New Creek, W. Va., where an attack by Confederate forces was anticipated. The enemy retired without making an attack and the regiment was ordered to Camp Chase, Ohio, for muster-out. It was ordered from Camp Chase to Camp Delaware, where it was mustered out on Sept. 20, 1862, after having served about a month longer than its term of enlistment.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 2
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Created by: HDKingsbury
Record added: Feb 12, 2011
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