|Death: ||Feb. 9, 1863|
St. Mary Parish
Sick Soldiers At Baltimore:
Irwin O. Murdoch, Oswego City; in hospital several days. Bilious fever. Not very sick.
Source: Oswego Commercial Times, Oswego CO., NY Nov 8, 1862
He was a member of Co. G 110th Reg't NY Vol., infantry, mustering from Oswego, NY. They left Oswego on the evening of
August 25, 1862, arriving in Baltimore MD on Aug 29, 1862. They stayed until Nov 6, 1862 when they arrived at New Orleans, LA. Stationed there until going to Baton Rouge.
Died in Franklin, Louisiana of typhoid fever.
Source: Oswego Commercial Times March 19 1863
ANOTHER MARTYR- A notice under the appropriate heading in Saturday's edition of the TIMES, recorded the demise of
IRVIN O. MORDOCK, a member of Company G, 110th (Oswego) Regiment, N.Y.S.V. who died oh February 9th, at Franklin, La., of typhoid fever. A sermon on his death was preached yesterday morning at the East Methodist Church, from the text: "Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit to GOD who gave it."— Eccles. xii; 7th verse.
The reverend speaker referred to the natures of Man—the mortal body, and the immortal soul.—He urged at length upon his hearers the duty, even necessity, of obeying the laws
of GOD while dwelling in this terrestrial world, in order to secure by His grace a home in the celestial sphere; that it was the Divino will that man should attain Heaven, and hence, in giving a spirit of life, the Creator had also given a spirit of light, so man might find the way to Heaven. With regard to deceased, the speaker recited the comforting words of the regimental Chaplain, who, in writing to his friends in this city, said the young soldier had died in full Christian hope of a glorious resurrection and eternal salvation through the atonement of JESUS CHRIST, the Savior of Man. Then the preacher spoke of how deceased came to his death. A wicked rebellion began for the purpose of overthrowing a good and liberal Government, with the object of establishing instead a despotism comprising among its leading features, (all evil,) the sum of all villainies—was trying the strength of theNation; men had gone and were going from every section of the loyal North; many true men had shed their life's blood in the endeavor to suppress the great wrong. IRVIN MURDOCH heard the call; his brothers were married and had families to care for; his own constitution was but slight and delicate, yet, in the words of an appeal to his mother, " he thought somebody must go," and with a mother's blessing he volunteered. With a loyal heart he went forth, but he has fallen a martyr to the Slave-holder's Rebellion. " And who," said the speaker, "is responsible for the thousands of lives lost in this struggle? Even in this corgregation are members of many families, other members of which have fallen within the past three years lighting for our liberties and our homes. The responsibility rests somewhere. Upon whose heads is it?
Then he went on to show that the Rebellion would have been
suppressed long since were it not for influences outside the geographical boundaries of the insurrectionary States.
Friends of the rebels in foreign nations had sought to help on the mighty wrong; on thorn a share of the responsibility would rent; but an infinitely greater share of the blame attached to those, who, living under the Govermnent of the United States and protected by that Government in thoir life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, would yet express sympathy with the murderers of their sons and brothers, speak comfortable words to traitors, speak harshly of their own protectors, and esteem lightly every effort put forth for the overcoming of the insurgents even when such efforts had proved themselves eminently successful. Public sentiment had rightly named such persons "Copperheads." On them especially would rest the blood of all who had fallen battling for the Right in tho present civil war—and he believed it would be required of them at the Great Judgment. Finally, he urged it as the duty of overy Christian man, woman or youth, to uphold by good words, at least, where they could not render more material support, the President and Cabinet in their righteous endeavor to maintain the integrity of our Constitutional liberties, which were a boon from the God of the Univetfae, and well worthy of guarding.
The sermon was preached By Rev. L.D. WHITE, Pastor of the Church, who also conducted the service of the morning, and was listened to by a large and deeply interested audience.
Source: Oswego Commercial Times, Oswego Co, NY, March 2 1863
His name is listed as Irwin, Irvine and Irving
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