Lt. William A Merry (1841-1869) 106th New York Reg. Co A “for eighteen months suffered the horrors of the rebel prisons”

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He died young at age 28 on February 2, 1869 in Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence, New York,  A distinguished service in the U.S. Civil War. Does he have a gravestone or memorial? A burial location? Was he married any children? Parental lineage? Needs connecting
WikiTree profile: William Merry
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It appears he was captured during this The Battle of Winchestor Milroy's Retreat.

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That is a very interesting question, he is not mentioned in the cemetery and he is not mentioned in the book Our county of St. Lawrence although Edward and I. T. Merry are mentioned.   Here is the book: https://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/gates-curtis/our-county-and-its-people-a-memorial-record-of-st-lawrence-county-new-york-tru/page-91-our-county-and-its-people-a-memorial-record-of-st-lawrence-county-new-york-tru.shtml
by Lynn L G2G6 Mach 8 (80.5k points)
Thank you this is a great source mentions the surname “Merry” it appears his family
You are very welcome.

I wonder if the following reply may pertain to the I. Merry as his father? or a brother?  A shame there isn't something on him, One would think with his military career and obituary that there would be more a mention of him, unless something of the info birthdate, name he went by or location is off??

All the best in your venture.
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The Record of Soldiers and Officers in Military Service maintained by the Town Clerk of St. Lawrence, New York (available on www.ancestry.com) lists his father as his father as Isaac Merry and his mother as Ann Morrow.
by Roger Stong G2G6 Pilot (190k points)

Good link visible thank you yes

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
Isaac Merry M 46 Ireland
Ann Merry F 54 Ireland
Henry Merry M 17 New York
Isaac Merry M 13 New York
Edward Merry M 11 New York
William Merry M 9 New York
Margaret Cole F 19 Ireland


Household ID: 628
Line Number: 38
Affiliate Film Number: 589
Affiliate Publication Number: M432
Affiliate Name: The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Digital Folder Number: 004203142
Microfilm Number: 444305
Image Number: 00339
Indexing Batch: N01111-0
 

Citing this Record
"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MC16-TMP : 24 December 2020), William Merry in household of Isaac Merry, Oswegatchie, St. Lawrence, New York, United States; citing family , NARA microfilm publication (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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