MERRILL Leander

MERRILL Leander[1]

Male Abt 1838 - 1908  (~ 70 years)

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  • Name MERRILL Leander 
    Born Abt 1838  Pownal, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 13 Aug 1850  Pownal, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • (age 12.)
    Census 4 Aug 1870  Pownal, Cumberland, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • (age 30; millman; living with father.)
    _UID 6A704FB6D3408D4980D3D1FE552C40832EF3 
    Died 10 Mar 1908  Stetson, Penobscot, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 10 Mar 1908  Stetson, Penobscot, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Mount Pleasant Cemetery 
    Notes 
    • Civil War: Company B, 2nd California Cavalry & Company B, 8th U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry

      STATEMENT AS TO SERVICE of LEANDER MERRILL DURING CIVIL WAR.

      I enlisted in Company B, Second Regiment, California Cavalry Volunteers, on Sept. 14, 1861, at San Francisco. We went into camp at Camp Alert, near San Francisco. After about two months I was taken down with typhoid fever, was given a sick furlough, and went to the city to be treated, where I remained thirty days. Later, I went, with two companies of our Regiment, and five regiments of Infantry, Major General Carlton commanding, down to New Mexico by way of Fort Yuma, Tucson and Apache Pass to Colorado River. We were then sent to Fort Davis, Texas, with prisoners, then back to New Mexico where we built a fort on the Rio Pecos, 125 miles south of Fort Union, where we remained two years guarding Indians and scouting. My work was carrying mail from Fort Sumner to Fort Union, 125 miles, once a week. After the Battle of Gettysburg and the fall of Vicksburg I carried despatches from Fort Union to Fort Sumner, 125 miles, in twenty-two hours, when I was accustomed to being eighteen hours in the saddle without change of horses. I was then ordered to San Francisco, where I was mustered out on October 8, 1864, having served over three years.

      After being honorably discharged, as above stated, I went to my old home in Maine, and when the call came for 20,000 veterans for Hancock's Corps, I re-enlisted on March 13, 1865, in Company B, Eighth Regiment, United States Veteran Volunteers, and was sent to Washington, D.C., and went in camp at East Branch of Potomac. At the time of the hanging of the accomplices of Lincoln's assassins, our Regiment was on guard at the jail. Soon after we were sent to Trenton, New Jersey, a mustering-out rendezvous, then to Hart Island, New York, then back to Washington, D.C. I was detailed to go to garrison head-quarters. Major General F. T. Dent was commanding. I had mail of garrison to look after, also to see that guard was stationed at the White House. I was there about six months, until again mustered out on March 20, 1866.

      (Merrill Papers, Yuba County [California] Genealogy & History - "YubaRoots")
    Person ID I94996  Noyes Family Genealogy
    Last Modified 1 Sep 2012 

    Father MERRILL Edward Wilson,   b. 2 Mar 1792, Freeport, Cumberland, Massachusetts [Maine] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1872  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother BLACKSTONE Sarah,   b. Abt 1795,   d. 13 Oct 1867  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married Bef 1821  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Family ID F8774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Photos
    Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War
    Veteran & Patriot of the Civil War

  • Sources 
    1. [S3808] Internet-Find A Grave, Find A Grave Memorial #87305343.

    2. [S1113] Census-1850-ME-Cumberland-Pownal, Roll: M432_249; Page: 193; Image: 369.

    3. [S2083] Census-1870-ME-Cumberland-Pownal, Roll: M593_542; Page: 342; Image: 7.

    4. [S378] Correspondence-Internet-Diane Ilardi, 5 Jul 1998 14:36.

    5. [S166] IGI.

    6. [S195] Book-Merrill Memorial, 2:129.

    7. [S87] Birth-gravestone, Merrill Road Cemetery, Pownal, ME.