Was born in Warren County in 1842. He was living in Grundy Co. at the beginning of the War. He and his brother enlisted 5/18/61 in the 16th Tn. Infantry company H. During the Ky. campaign Russell and his brother were both wounded at the battle of Perryville and taken to the hospital in Harrodsburg. Russell states that he was shot through the left hip and witnessed his brother being wounded during the fighting. He was captured and exchanged at City Point, Va. in 1863. While in captivity he had a "long spell of fever while there". Says he was sick with the fever during the Cheat Mountain Campaign and fought in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. After the battle of Nashville while in Columbia his feet were bleeding and he headed home. He states that a Yankee bought him some shoes. After the War he married Janie Lockhart of Grundy County. He died 5/14/1932 and his wife died 7/5/1953 they are buried at Browns chapel in Palmer Tn.