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Pvt Tolbert Russell
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1844
Death: Feb. 6, 1934

Tolbert Russell

Residence Talleyrand IA; 18 years old.
Enlisted on 8/9/1862 as a Private.
On 8/18/1862 he mustered into "C" Co. IA 19th Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 7/10/1865 at Mobile, AL
b. 28 July 1844
d. 6 February 1934


Civil War Veteran
Co C 19th Iowa Infantry
>From military records:
Russell, Tolbert. Age 18.
Residence Talleyrand, IA.
Nativity Ohio.
Enlisted Aug. 9, 1862.
Mustered Aug. 18, 1862.
Mustered out July 10, 1865, Mobile, Ala.
Merritt S Russell age 22(probably his brother), same residence, nativity, enlisted same day into same company. Merritt survived the war and is buried in Keota Cemetery, Keokuk County, Iowa.
Based on enlistment, service of both men included move to St Louis Benton Barracks by Steamboat Sep 3 1862. Then to Rolla, Mo Sept 11 by Rail. Sep 16 Marched 125 miles to Springfield, Mo. Oct 16 Marched to Cassville, MO. From Oct 17 -20 marched over 100 miles through icy rivers and mountainous terrain in pursuit of retreating enemy forces. Pursuit continued culminating in Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark Dec 7 1862. Capture of VanBuren, Ar. (Dec 28 1862), Siege of Vicksburg(Jun 14-Jul 4 1863), Capture of Yazoo City( Jul 14), Expedition to Morganza & Atchafalaya River (Sep 5-10) Battle of Sterling Plantation(Sep 29), expedition to Brazos,TX( Oct Dec 2 1863), Duty at Brownsville (Till Jul 24 1864) Moved to New Orleans, then Pensacola,FL. Action at Milton,FL, Moved to Ft Gaines Dauphin Island,AL(Jul 24 Dec 1864), Campaign against Mobile, Siege of Spanish Fort and Ft Blakely(Mar Apr 1865).(Info from "The Union Army" published 1908)

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  Hester Malin Russell (1849 - 1871)*
*Calculated relationship
Ashland Cemetery
Saunders County
Nebraska, USA
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Record added: Nov 26, 2006
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