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David Allen Russell
Birth: Dec. 10, 1820
Washington County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 19, 1864
Winchester City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. West Point Class of 1845. Appointed colonel of the 7th Massachusettes Infantry in Jan. 1862 and was engaged in the Peninsula Campaign and at Antietam. Promoted to Brig. Gen. in November he commanded a brigade at Fredericksburg. In May of 1863 his troops stormed Marye's Heights in Fredericksburg during the Chancellorville Campaign lossing heavily. At Rappahannock Station in November Russell, temorarily in command of the division, he personally lead a charge on a bridgehead considered so strong that the Confederate commander felt he could hold the position against the entire Union Army. The position was overrun and captured netting four pieces of artillery and eight battle flags which Russell personally took to Washington at Genl. Meade's behest. Russell was given division command and distinished himself during from the Wilderness to Petersburg in 1864. In July his division was hurriedly sent north to help ward off Early's Raid on Washington and then to pursue the Confederates into the Shenandoah Valley. Russell was killed by a shell fragment that tore thru his heart at the Battle of Winchester on Sept. 19, 1864. Today a marker is at the spot where he fell and a Monument to him is in the National Cemetery in Winchester. (bio by: EFB III) 

Cause of death: Shell fragment thru the heart in battle
Evergreen Cemetery
Washington County
New York, USA
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Record added: Oct 13, 2001
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David Allen Russell
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