Burge, Hartwell T
Burge, Hartwell T.
a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Virginia, Dec. 23,1805. He removed to Kentucky in 1819; experienced religion in 1838; soon after received license to preach, and in 1845 entered the Louisville Conference of the. Church South. On the opening of the rebellion he entered the Union army as chaplain of one of the Kentucky regiments. Two years later he received a commission as colonel, and with his regiment spent much time in suppressing guerillas in Kentucky. His active part in overcoming the rebellion made it impossible for him to obtain support in the ministry in that state, after the war, and he removed to Indiana and united with the Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1876 he became superannuated and retired to Patoka, Ind., where in the following year his robust constitution gave way under the burden of years and cares; in August he became insane, and on the 20th of that month died. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1877, p. 95.