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Lieut Walter Eaton Mellish

Lieut Walter Eaton Mellish

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 12 Jun 1920 (aged 78)
North Attleboro, Bristol County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Lot 26
Memorial ID 51433999 · View Source
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"Walter Eaton Mellish, b.June 16, 184, m. Jan. 8, 1867 Lizzie Ella Ball,b. July 3 1846. Lived some time in Mechanicville, NH. Resides in Cambridge. HE served in the Third N. H. Vol. Infantry during the war of the Rebellion; was commissioned sussessively 2d and 1st Lieutenant. Children (1) Walter Edward Mellish, b. May 22, 1869. (2) Annie Laurie Mellish, b. May 30, 1878."

Pope, Charles, Henry. A History of the Dorchester Pope Family.1634-1888. Published by the author, 1888. pg. 163

WALTER MELLISH.

Mellish enlisted like other soldiers, and was made part and parcel of
Co. I, Capt. Carlton. His rank at muster-in of the company was Private.
From this grade he was promoted thus: to Corporal in July, 180;] (on Folly
Island) ; to Sergeant 20 Aug. 18(U. As a corporal he re-enlisted, and had
the regulation furlough.

When the regiment went to Fort Fisher in January 1865, Mellish was
left in Virginia. "He received 2d Lieutenant's commission about 25 Jan.
He rejoined with the others (from Virginia) 17 Feb., near Fort Fisher, and
went with regiment through to Wilmington. He was mustered as 2d Lieu-
tenant, 25 April, as of 1 March, 1865"), cice J. Ackerman, promoted, the com-
mission being dated 25 Jan. It is quite apparent, as Ackeruian was mustered
into his new grade 24 Feb. that the interval of two months was an injustice
to Mellish; but historians have no power to right this class of wrongs. He
was assigned to Co. F, and the muster was for the unexpired term of the
regiment. Very soon again he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, cice John S.
James, promoted, being mustered 19 May, as of 26 April, and for the unex-
pired term of the regiment. The commission bore date 6 April. He was
assigned to Co. H and so continued to the end. Mellish, on receiving his
2d Lieutenant's commission (in Virginia), was presented by his comrades
there with a sword and straps. He was at Bluffton, Daufuskie, Pocotaligo,
Jehossee, Edisto, James Island (but not in the fight of I6 June, being sick
in camp). Went to Florida with the lumber expedition, in January. 1863.
Was never wounded. Was for some time one of the color-guard.

He was born in Boston,Mass., 16 June 1841. His address, in 1890,
was Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass.

Eldredge, Daniel. "The Third New Hampshire and All About It". E.B. Stilling and Co. (1893) pg. 551


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  • Created by: D. Brousseau
  • Added: 21 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51433999
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lieut Walter Eaton Mellish (16 Jun 1841–12 Jun 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51433999, citing Center Cemetery, Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by D. Brousseau (contributor 46592139) .