Abijah Marcellus(c. 1820 - ?)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 59th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 41 on 20 June 1861 in Lowville, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 59th New York Infantry on 9 August 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was discharged for disability on 4 December 1862. He enlisted 3 June 1863 at Montague in the 20th New York Cavalry; and mustered in as Private, Company A, on 3 September 1863. He mustered out with the Company on 31 July 1865 near Manchester, VA.
After the War:
In the 1889 directory of the Association of Survivors of the Regiment, he was listed as Rev. A. Marcellus, Oakland, Oregon.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.
|Birth State: NY |
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Volume 5 (for the year 1894), pg. 134; Issue 26 (for the year 1900), pg. 523 [AotW citation 8747]
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