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Federal (USV)


Washington R. Russell

(c. 1841 - 1907)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 21 in Company D, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 8 August 1862 and mustered as Private.

On the Campaign

He was in action with his Company at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was in Camp B, Frederick, MD, sick from 25 December 1862 to 1 March 1863. He was wounded in the chest in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was treated at the Twelfth Corps Hospital, Aquia Creek, VA, and was back with his Company on 12 May. He mustered out of service with his Company on 8 June 1865.

After the War

A resident of Newark, NJ, he was appointed First Lieutenant, Company E, 5th Regiment New Jersey National Guard on 4 August 1873, Captain of Company A on 22 October 1875, and Quartermaster of the Regiment on 9 June 1879. He was cashier of the Newark News Company for 33 years.

References & notes

Basic information from the D Society1. His National Guard service from the NJ Adjutant General's Reports for 1874, 1875, and 1880. Details from an obituary notice in the New York Times of 4 November 1907.


c. 1841; Alexandria, VA


11/02/1907; Newark, NJ


1   D Society, Veterans, Co. D 13th NJ Infantry, Historical Sketch of Co. D, 13th Regiment, N.J. Vols., Newark (NJ): D.H. Gildersleeve & Co., 1875, pp. 57 - 58  [AotW citation 17202]