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E.H. Morrill

E.H. Morrill

Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Edward Harvey Morrill

(1842 - 1920)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old clerk in Haverhill, MA, he enlisted on 1 August and mustered as Private, Company G, 35th Massachusetts Infantry on 17 August 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant, date not given.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 5 April 1863, but declined the appointment. He was discharged 24 September 1864 to accept commission as First Lieutenant, Company B, 61st Massachusetts Infantry, was honored by brevet to Captain on 9 April 1865, and mustered out with his Company on 4 June 1865.

References & notes

Service from Soldiers, Sailors and Marines.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. There is a photograph of him in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection.2 His picture here from a CDV offered for sale by Jeffrey Kraus at Antique Photographics in 2019.

Birth

11/12/1842; West Rumney, NH

Death

01/08/1920 Chelsea, MA; burial in Hillside Cemetery, Haverhill, MA

Notes

1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 3, pg. 688  [AotW citation 20479]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Vol. 95, pg. 4900  [AotW citation 20480]