★  Russell, David Allen

David Allen Russell

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Born:
December 10, 1820

Birthplace: Salem, New York

Father: U.S. Congressman David Abel Russell 1780 – 1861
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, New York)​

Mother: Alida Lansing 1782 – 1871
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, New York)​

Education:

1845: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (38th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1845 – 1846: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 1st Infantry Regiment​
1846 – 1848: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1847: Brevetted 1st Lt. for Gallantry at Paso De Ovejas & Cerro Gordo​
1848 – 1854: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1854 – 1862: Captain United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​

Civil War Career:
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1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Colonel of 7th Massachusetts Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1862: Brevetted Lt. Colonel for Gallantry in Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1864: Major United States Army 8th Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Brigade Commander in the 6th Army Corps​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers Infantry​
1863: Brevetted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Gettysburg​
1864: Division Commander in 6th Army Corps Battle of the Wilderness​
1864: Brevetted Brig. General for Gallantry at Battle of the Wilderness​
1864: Division Commander during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign​
1864: Brevetted Major General for Gallantry at Battle of Opequan, VA.​

Died:
September 19, 1864

Place of Death:
Opequan, Virginia

Cause of Death:
Killed in battle

Age at time of Death:
43 years old

Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Salem, New York
 
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Polloco

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Already wounded in the chest He remained in command at 3rd Winchester. Then he received a piece of shrapnel to the heart killing Him instantly.
 
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Polloco

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Though He was at Antietam His division was too far in the rear to participate in the fighting. Then He was at Gettysburg but was held in reserve. He was wounded leading a successful attack at Rappahannock Station. For this He was given the privilege of taking 8 captured battle flags to Washington.
 

Polloco

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In addition to being a colonel in the 7th Massachusetts he was a captain in the 4th Infantry and a major in the 8th Infantry.
 
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