Merrihew, Edward H.

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Edward was born in or around Rensselaerville at about 1824. His parents were decesased prior to 1850.

Marriage & Children

He married in Rensselaerville at about 1849, Rachel, a daughter of _____ and Polly Bogardus and had only one child that has been identified, Charles E. Merrihew, who was born in 1856.

Military Service

Enlistment Date: October 17, 1862[1]
Enlistment Place: Rensselaerville[1]
Enlistment Rank: First Lieutenant[1]
State Served: New York
Regiment: 177th Infantry[1]
Company: Company C[1]
Promotion Date: February 12, 1863[1]
Promotion Rank: Captain[1]
Promotion Date: November 24, 1862, with rank from October 17, 1862[1]
Promotion Rank: First lieutenant[1]
Promotion Date: March 23, 1863, with rank from February 11, 1863[1]
Promotion Rank: Captain[1]
Muster Out Date: September 10, 1863[1]
Muster Out Place: Albany, NY[1]
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 38 years to serve 9 months.
Sources Used: Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the year 1905.


Rachel died of typhoid fever on September 6, 1886 and was buried at the Albany Rural Cemetery. Edward died of heart disease on March 5, 1888 in Albany, NY and was buried beside his wife.


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  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 Annual Report of the Adjutant General or the State of New York for the year 1905