Maj Albert Sherwin Ingalls

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Maj Albert Sherwin Ingalls

  • Birth 29 Dec 1830 Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Death 11 Aug 1862 Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA
  • Memorial ID 86152191

40th NY Vol. Inf. (Mozart Regiment)

Maj. Albert Sherwin Ingalls was born in Rindge in 1830 the son of Thomas and Sophia Shurtleff Ingalls. Albert enjoyed every opportunity for the best education. He attended Appleton Academy in New Ipswich and Dartmouth College. After the completion of his studies he was employed as a teacher in Westminster, Wayland and Dedham, MA. Albert next began his study for the practice of Law. After his admission to the bar he began practice in partnership in Fitchburg, MA. Albert was married to Harriet Miller the daughter of Sylvester and Lucy Miller. Albert and Harriet had one son that died in early youth. In 1859 they removed to Arlington, MA where he was engaged in his chosen profession until the outbreak of the war. Shortly after the beginning of hostilities he raised a company of volunteers for the federal service. When this company was ready to march the quotas for MA had already been filled. Rather than wait for further requisition of troops Mr. Ingalls offered the services of himself and company to the State of NY where they were readily accepted, along with other companies from MA and PA, to fill the quota of the 40th NY Infantry, (Mozart Regiment). They soon joined the Army in VA and participated in General McClellan's ill fated "Peninsular Campaign" Albert was promoted to Major of the Regiment for his action at the Battle of Williamsburg on May 5, 1862. During the "Seven Days Battles" before Richmond on the evening of June 30th at the Battle of Glendale, Major Ingalls received a serious wound resulting with the amputation of a leg. He was taken to Anapolis MD where his recovery was expected by military physicians, however Major Ingalls health became worse over the next weeks and he died on August 11th 1862. His remains were conveyed to Arlington, MA, where he was afforded every possible honor by town authorities, his Masonic brothers and citizens of the town. The transportation of his remains continued on to Rindge where his funeral was held, attended by people from far and wide. Major Ingalls was held in the highest regard by all that knew him.

Albert's brother in law, the Hon. Rodney Wallace of Fitchburg,MA, husband of Sophia (Ingalls)Wallace, had built and donated to the town of Rindge on the former Ingalls family property the "Ingalls Memorial Library"


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  • Created by: CapnKen
  • Added: 2 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86152191
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Albert Sherwin Ingalls (29 Dec 1830–11 Aug 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86152191, citing Meeting House Cemetery, Rindge, Cheshire County, New Hampshire, USA ; Maintained by CapnKen (contributor 47729617) .