Lafayette Burkhart

Lafayette Burkhart whose parents, Jacob and Catherine (Brock) Burkhart, are deceased, was born in Floyd Co., Indiana, April, 1842. April 11, 1868, he was wedded in Georgetown twp., this county to Sarah Cook who was born there July 20, 1844. Her father John Cook, is deceased, as is also her mother, Elizabeth (Yenawine) Cook. The only issue of this union is one son, Charles M.  Comrade Burkhart was a farmer by occupation and was 20 yeas of age at the time of his enlistment, which occurred at Georgetown, Indiana, Aug. 12, 1862, joining Co. A, 81st Ind. V.I., which was assigned to 1st Brig., 1st Div., 4th A.C.  In the summer of 1863 he was detailed as teamster and was not released from this duty until after the battle of Chickamauga. His active hostilities were: Stone River, Tallahoma, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta Campaign, Spring Hill, Nashville and Ashville. Upon the close of the war, he was honorably discharged June 13, 1865, at Indianapolis, Ind. His brother, George, served in Co., A., 81st Ind. V.I., and died in service at Nashville in the fall of 1862. Comrade Burkhart is a member of Georgetown Post, and his address is Edwardsville, Indiana, near which place he is successfully engaged in farming.


From the book, Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen Vol. II

H.H. Hardesty, Publisher

N.Y., Toledo, Chicago


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