Nelson Cross(? - 1897)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Regimental Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 67th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He joined the 67th New York Volunteer Infantry on 24 June 1861 as Lieutenant Colonel.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was possibly in command of the 67th on the Maryland Campaign - Colonel Adams having been wounded at Fair Oaks in May 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Colonel of the Regiment in October 1862 on the resignation of Colonel Adams, and served as commander until mustering out of service at the end of the unit's term of enlistment, 4 July 1864.
After the War:
He was honored by brevet rank of Brigadier and Major General in March 1865 for "gallant and meritorious service during the War".
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from Heitmann1 and Phisterer.2 Photo above from a group picture of the field officers of the 67th, part of the USAMHI Collection.3
|Birth State: NY |
Death Date: 03/13/1897 Death Place: Dorchester, MA
1 Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, p. 341 [AotW citation 333]
2 Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12 [AotW citation 334]
3 US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), American Civil War (ACW) photographs, Military History Institute Photograph Database, Published c. 1998, first accessed 01 January 2005, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll20/>, Source page: Image ID# RG98S-CWP21.8 [AotW citation 335]
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