Col David A Russell

14 August 2019

David Allen Russell graduated from West Point in 1845 and was a 40 year old US Army Captain with 15 years of service at the start of the Civil War. In January 1862 he accepted a Volunteer commission as Colonel of the 7th Massachusetts Infantry and he commanded them on the Maryland Campaign. He was appointed Brigadier General in November 1862 and led a Brigade in the 6th Army Corps. He was killed in action while in command of a Division, at Opeqon, near Winchester, VA on 19 September 1864.

His photograph is at the Library of Congress.

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