Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography/Burrage, Henry Sweetzer

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BURRAGE, Henry Sweetzer, clergyman, b. in Fitchburg, Mass., 7 Jan., 1827. He was graduated at Brown in 1861, entered the 36th Massachusetts regiment as a private, rose to the rank of captain, was wounded at Cold Harbor and brevetted major of volunteers, and became an assistant adjutant-general on the staff. He was captured in November, 1864, and held as a prisoner till 22 Feb., 1865. He resumed his studies at the close of the civil war, was graduated at Newton theological seminary in 1867, spent a year abroad, and in 1869-'73 was pastor of a Baptist church in Waterville, Me. Since 1873 he has edited the “Zion Advocate,” a Baptist religious journal in Portland, Me., and since 1876 he has been recording secretary of the American Baptist union. He is chancellor of the Maine commandery of the military order of the Loyal legion of the United States. Brown gave him the degree of D. D. in 1883. Dr. Burrage has edited “Brown University in the Civil War” (Providence, R. I., 1868); “Henry Wordsworth Longfellow's Seventy-fifth Birthday” (Portland, 1882); and “History of the Thirty-sixth Regiment of Massachusetts Vollunteers” (Boston, 1884); and is the author of “The Act of Baptism in the History of the Christian Church” (Philadelphia, 1879); a “History of the Anabaptists in Switzerland” (1882); and “Baptist Writers and their Hymns” (New York, 1888).