Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
He enrolled on 23 September 1861 in Company C, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, as 2nd Lieutenant.
On the Campaign
Colonel Cake wrote of him at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862:
Lieutenant Russell, Company C, dispatched to bring Company B forward to the regimental line on the side of the mountain, displayed promptness, courage, and zeal in the discharge of his duty.
The rest of the War
He was appointed Captain, Company H on 1 May 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 21 October 1864.