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Federal (USV)


Abijah Marcellus

(c. 1820 - ?)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest 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 & 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.


c. 1820 in NY


Date not known


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]