Name: James Merrill
Given Name: James
Birth: 1818 in New York, United States
Event: American Civil War
Military 12 Apr 1861-22 Jun 1865 United States
He enlisted in the 11th Ohio Infantry, Company E on Septemb er 4th, 1862 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. Ohio. Company Must er Rolls indicate that he was present; however, he is show n as 'deserted at Nashville, Tenn, Feb 23, 1863. May of 186 3 Muster Rolls show him present. From June of 1863 to Febru ary he is shown as absent an in hospital at Gallatin, Tenne ssee. In February 1864, he is moved to Louisville, Kentuck y (Organization was formed from convalescent soldiers of va rious organizations under G.O. No 1, Headquarters Louisvill e Barracks, Kentucky, upon obtaining better health they cou ld be returned to active service in their regiments.) In Ma rch, 1865 he is absent, sick at Camp Dennison, Ohio. Discha rged on June, 5 1865, Barracks No. 1, Louisville, Kentucky.
Change Date: 26 Jul 2014 at 01:11
Note: He was a carpenter.
11th Regiment Cavalry Organization commenced as 7th Ohio Ca valry October, 1861. Consolidated with 6th Cavalry as a Bat talion of four complete Companies December 1, 1861. Duty a t Camp Dennison, Ohio, until February, 1862. Ordered to St . Louis, Mo. Battalion permanently detached from 6th Cavalr y, and designated 1st Independent Battalion Ohio Cavalry. O rdered to Fort Leavenworth, Kans., April 4, 1862. March t o Fort Laramie April 26-May 30. Assigned to duty along th e North Platte and Sweetwater Rivers with headquarters at P acific Springs, N. T., and the South Pass. EngAged in guard ing Overland Mail routes across the plains from Julesburg t o Green River, June, 1862, to July, 1866. Action at Upper C rossing, Sweetwater, N. T., November 24, 1862. Another Batt alion organized at Camp Dennison and Camp Chase, Ohio, Jun e 26 to July 31, 1863, assigned and designation changed t o 11th Regiment Cavalry, July, 1863. Action at Platte River , N. T., April 17, 1863. Cheyenne Fork July 19, 1863, and J uly 19, 1864. Deer Creek, Telegraph Station July 26. Operat ions against Indians in Nebraska August 11 to November 28 , 1864. La Bonte Creek, I. T., August 14, 1864. Operation s on North Platte February 2-18, 1865. Mud Springs, N. T. , February 5 to 9, 1865. Rush Creek February 8-9. La Prelle , I. T., February 12. Poison Creek, I. T., March 8. LaBont e Creek, I. T., March 28. SAge Creek Station, D. T., Apri l 6. LaPrelle Creek, I. T., April 21. Marshall Camp, I, T. , April 23. Scout from Fort Laramie to Wind River, N. T., M ay 3-21. Skirmish at Sweetwater Station May 26. Operation s on Platte and Sweetwater Rivers May 26-June 9 (Detachment ). Skirmish St. Mary's Station May 27 (Detachment). Skirmis hes at Sweetwater Station, N. T., May 28 and June 1. Dry Cr eek, I. T., June 3. Skirmish at SAge Creek, D. T., June 8 ( Detachment). Platte Bridge, D. T., July 26. Tongue River, D . T., August 29. North Platte, D. T., September 15. 1st Bat talion mustered out April 1, 1865. Regiment mustered out Ju ly 14, 1866. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 2 0 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer an d 60 Enlisted men by disease. Total 84.
Army of the United States - Certificate of Disability for D ischarge; Private James Merrill, of Captain Lewis G. Brow n Company E of the 11th Ohio Regiment of the United State s Infantry was enlisted by Captain Brown at Cincinnati, Ohi o on the 4th day of September, 1861 to serve 3 ; he was bor n in St Lawrence Co., in the State of New York, is 47 of A ge, 5 feet 10 1/2 inches high, light complexion, blue eyes , brown hair, and by Occupation enlisted as a ________. ; S tation Louisville, Kentucky, May 29, 1865. Statement by Oti s Hoyt, Post Surgeon I certify, that I have carefully exam ined The said James Merrill, a private of Company # and fin d him incapable of performing the duties of a soldier becau se of an accidental puncture of the sternum by a heavy bo x of medical supplies falling upon him while in the line o f his duty and service of the United States at CarthAge Ten nessee, June 1864. Also infirmities of Age and general acut eness. He is over half disabled and his physical conditio n is not suitable for the enlistment in the veterans reserv e corps. The soldier desires to be addressed at Town Harri son, Co. Hamilton; State Ohio.
Father: ? Merrill
Mother: ? ?
Mary Starlin b: 1 Apr 1818 in Crosby, Hamilton, Ohio, United States
in Hamilton, Ohio, United States
- Change Date:
2 Apr 2016
- William T. Merrill b: 1842 in Ohio, United States