Elisha Willard Warren(1843 - 1908)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Known as E. Willard Warren, he enlisted in Company C, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry on 1 August 1861 as Sergeant.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Promoted from Sergeant to 2nd Lieutenant on 13 September 1862. He led a squadron of his Regiment on the afternoon of 16 September 1862 in a charge on the East Woods which "developed" the enemy's position, as they were fired on by artillery and Virginia cavalry. Warren was recommended but not nominated for a Medal of Honor for that action.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured while on picket at Hartwood Church, VA on 25 February 1863, and kept at Libby Prison, Richmond. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, Company E, on 21 May 1863. He mustered out 24 August 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Campaign information from Carman1. Service data from Bates2. Further details from family genealogists and his death notice in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 23 May 1908. His picture from Rawle3. A wartime photo of him is in RG98s - Civil War Photos, Box 91.98, at the US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.
More on the Web:
There's fine family picture with Warren, siblings and parents (c. 1860), a lovely photo of him in uniform with wife Sophronia Stewart (c. 1863), and one with his wife and children (c. 1880), all online from Susan Camp.
|Birth Date: 03/08/1843 |
Death Date: 05/22/1908 Death Place: Ocean City, NJ Burial Place: Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA
1 Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 2 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-12, Vol. 2, pp. 32 - 33 [AotW citation 10675]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 10679]
3 Rawle, William Brooke, and Regimental History Committee, History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, Philadelphia: Franklin Printing Company, 1905, pg. 437 [AotW citation 13547]
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