|Birth: ||Feb. 3, 1829|
|Death: ||Apr. 17, 1889|
On January 2, 1865, Lt. Lawrence Demming Burch of Co. B & G. 26th Michigan was discharged (with Lt. Reuben Quick) on account of disability. He had enlisted from Ann Arbor as 2nd Lieutenant at organization and was commissioned 1st Lieutenant on April 13, 1864, serving gallantly in some of the most deadly conflicts in U.S. history. Lieutenant Burch was joined in the 26th Michigan by his brothers, the late Lt. Washington W. Burch and Capt. Stephen Burch of Co. B, who had been discharged prior to the Overland Campaign. Lt. Lawrence Burch was one of the founding editors of "Our Camp Journal," (with Capt. Charles Holden & Henry H. Smith, a clerk for Lt. Colonel Henry H. Wells) the regimental newspaper that was printed during the Civil War. Lawrence was also a good friend to Michigan Relief Agent, Julia Susan Wheelock. Born on February 3, 1829, he died on April 17, 1889, and was listed in family history as having been cremated in Illinois. The G.A.R. noted he was buried in the West Side Cemetery at Hubbardston, Ionia County, Michigan.
26th Michigan service included: Alexandria, Washington, Suffolk, the New York Draft Riots, Mine Run, Wilderness, Po River, Spotsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, Petersburg including Deep Bottom, Ream's Station, Cedar Level Station, White Oak Swamp & Hatcher's Run, and Fort Fisher.
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Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: L.G. Overmyer
Record added: Feb 19, 2010
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