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N. Cross

N. Cross

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Nelson Cross

(? - 1897)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Regimental Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 67th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He joined the 67th New York Volunteer Infantry on 24 June 1861 as Lieutenant Colonel.

On the 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 rest 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 & 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

Date not known in NY

Death

03/13/1897 Dorchester, MA

Notes

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]