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Merritt Augustus Comstock
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1835
Death: Feb. 19, 1917

He was the son of Charles Frederick Comstock (b. 1811) and Eliza Graham (b.1813) and was born in New Haven, CT. He served as 2nd lieutenent in the CT infantry, Company C, 26th regiment during the civil war.
"26th Regiment Infantry link to the complete record is found here: with a list of all CT Volunteers in all companies

http://cdm15019.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p4005coll11/id/548

Organized at Norwich November 10, 1862. Left State for East New York November 12, thence sailed for Ship Island and New Orleans, La., November 29, arriving December 16. Attached to Sherman's Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Parapet until May, 1863. Moved to Springfield Landing May 20. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9. Mustered out August 17, 1863.

Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 89 Enlisted men by disease. Total 145."
He lived on the family homestead 36 Town ST in Lyme CT (only the barn remains now and has been converted into a home), in 2016 I found the listing on Zillow and that it had recently sold and was in the family for 120 years. Merritt was descended from one of earliest American Settlers, William Wethersfield Comstock 1594-1679 who arrived in the Massachusetts Bay colony in 1635 from Culmstock, Devonshire England and was the Father of John Comstock 1624-1680 who fathered Samuel Comstock b 1678 in Lyme CT. William established a grist mill in Pequot, now known as New London in 1651 and fought against the indians in the Pequot War in 1637. Source: A History and Geneology of the Comstocks in America published 1949 by John Adams Comstock.


He was married to Sarah Jane Lord (he served with 2 of her brothers in the same company in the Civil war, Amos and Dexter Lord, both were corporals and neither of which survived the war) with whom he had 6 children. After her death, he married Sarah Martin and had one daughter, Jane Eleanor, in 1896. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Frederick Comstock (1811 - 1893)
  Eliza Graham Comstock (1813 - 1851)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jane Lord Comstock (1841 - ____)
 
 Children:
  Merritt Adelbert Comstock (1863 - 1890)*
  Walter Eugene Comstock (1864 - 1937)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Duck River Cemetery
Old Lyme
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Carolyn
Record added: Sep 12, 2008
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Merritt Augustus Comstock
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Merritt Augustus Comstock
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Merritt Augustus Comstock
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