Historical Rosters Database
William RussellRoster ID 1037
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1861|
|Biography & Genealogy:||William Russell, Class of 1861: Born- March 11, 1839. Matriculated from Oakley, Va. At Hampden-Sydney 1855-56. At VMI 1 year, 1 month. Military Record: Entered service July 8, 1861 with Company A, 56th Virginia. Appointed 2nd Lt July 30, 1861. Dropped May 5, 1862. Unofficial source says then very ill. On register of conscripts, Camp Lee January 21, 1864. Assigned as Private February 2, 1864 to 1st Lt J. Guerrant's Company Virginia Light Artillery (Goochland Artillery; Capt J. Talley's Company). Detailed to purchase hospital supplies December 15, 1864. Post War Career: Farmer. Died- August 30, 1914. Died in Mecklenburg County, Va.|