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Letter of Sgt Leroy Russell (116th NY State Infantry Regiment)

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This is a letter written by Sgt Leroy Russell, 116th New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment.


Leroy Russell was born in 1848, the son of Warren R. and Sarah M. Russell of Evans, New York. On August 30, 1862, at the age of only 14, Leroy enlisted for the U.S. Army. A few days later he mustered in as a private in Company K of the 116th New York State Infantry Regiment. A year later, on September 26, 1863, he was promoted to commissary sergeant and was discharged on May 1, 1865 at Buffalo, New York.


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Digitization of this collection was made possible by grants from the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program through CLRC (Central New York Library Resources Council).

(Reviewed: September 15, 2013)


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