Morris R. Darrohn was born in 1843 and was 20 years old when he enlisted in the 108th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry at Rochester, Monroe County, New York to serve three years. On July 28, 1862 he mustered in as a Private in Company ‘C'. He was with the regiment when it left Rochester for the seat of war on August 19, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant on November 1, 1863. He was wounded in action on May 6, 1864 during the Battle of The Wilderness.
He was a patient at Finley Hospital in Washington, D.C. when a newspaper reporter canvassed all the native New York soldiers at the hospital as to who their choice was for the New York State gubernatorial election. Morris' choice was Reuben E. Fenton, "the soldier's friend" (running against Horatio Seymour…Fenton won) .
Morris was promoted to First Sergeant on April 1, 1865. He mustered out with the Company on May 28, 1865 at Baileys Crossroads, Virginia.
In 1962, Bessie A. Hallock wrote Rush in the Early Wars. It contains the journal of Morris Darrohn. Some of the entries in the journal include:
"October 28, 1862: Morris R. Darrohn on picket duty near Harper's Ferry; at Bolivar Heights he had a view of the house where John Brown took Louis Washington prisoner; he mentioned meeting the enemy at the battle of Antietam; that day he milked a stray cow so they could have cream in their coffee."
"January 3, 1864: Morris R. Darrohn near Stevensburg, Virginia, cautioning against joining the Masons or the military."
"March 27, 1863: Morris R. Darrohn at Falmouth, Virginia, concerning drills, dreaming of home, and being trapped along the Rappahannock River at the Battle of Fredericksburg."
Morris died in 1910 and is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery in Rush, Monroe County, New York.
Perry S. Darrohn (1874 - 1936)*
M. Donald Darrohn (1877 - 1941)*
Joseph F. Darrohn (1879 - 1967)*
Pine Hill Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Old Sec., Row K, Lot 2
Created by: Ron West
Record added: Aug 24, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 75413607
Mount Hope NY
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