Johnathan or Jonathan Russell was born in Potter's Hollow, Albany County, NY in about 1836.
He was born on August 8, 1836, and was the son of Benjamin Russell and Louisa Cook. He was a brother of Harvey Russell who also served in the 7th Heavy Artillery.
Marriage & Children
At the time of his enlistment in the 7th Heavy Artillery Regiment, Jonathan worked as a farmer.
|Place of Birth:||Potters Hollow, Albany Co., NY|
|Date of Birth:||8 Aug 1836|
|Names of Parents:||Benjamine (Russell) and Louisa Cook|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||11 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, New York |
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Corporal|
|Captured on:||16 Jun 1864|
|Captured at:||Petersburg, VA|
|Imprisoned at:||Andersonville, GA|
|Died of Disease on:||15 Sep 1864|
|Place of Death:||Andersonville, GA hospital|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 26"Served in Battles of Spotsylvania was taken prisoner in Battle of Coal harber (Cold Harbor) and died a prisoner in Andersonville prison"|
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers and Andersonville Prisoners of War; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Jonathan died of "diarrhoea" on Sept 15, 1864 at Andersonville, GA and was buried there in grave number 8856.
Additional Research Notes
Served in Battles of Spotsylvania was taken prisoner in Battle of Coal harber and died a prisoner in Andersonville prison
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases