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Solomon M. Russell (d. 1863)

Solomon M. Russell, from the Town of Richmond in Saint Croix County, enlisted October 5, 1861.  He served in Company A of the 12th Wisconsin Infantry—the Lyon Light Guards from Prescott.  Russell died June 26, 1863, at Vicksburg, Mississippi, from “disease.”

Edwin D. Levings, also in Company A of the 12the Wisconsin Infantry, wrote this to his father on July 1, 1863:

“Solomon Russell died of congestive fever after a short illness on the 26th ult. [June].  He was a good man & a true Christian & we miss him much.”

The following is from a July 1, 1863, letter written by his captain, Rollin P. Converse, and published in the July 18, 1863, issue of The Prescott Journal:

Co. A have also lost another estimable man in SOLOMAN M. RUSSELL, of Richland [sic: Richmond], St. Croix Co., who died of a fever but a few days since.

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