Lieut. Colonel of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers. Brother of Colonel Edward E. Cross of the same regiment.
Born Lancaster, NH; appointed 1st Lieut. Co. H Oct. 12, '61; mustered in Oct 16, '61; appointed Captain Co. K. Feb. 17, 1862; wounded June 30, '62, White Oak Swamp, Va.; appointed Major Dec. 14, '62; wounded May - '63, Chancellorsville, Va.; appointed Lieut. Col. July 3, '63; cashiered Aug. 4, '64; disability resulting from dismissal removed Jan. 16, '65; appointed Col. Feb. 21, '65; appointement revoked April 29, '65; served in Co. D 1st Dragoons and Batallion Engineers, United States Army; later resided in Laconia, NH