mystic Chords of Memory
Inspired by Remembrance Day, we introduce these REAL soldiers that fought in the Civil War. We will be adding a new soldier’s information on a regular basis, so be sure to check back. We hope that you will be able to put a face on and remember them as people who lived. They had families, friends, hobbies, experiences and personalities. If you have information about a real soldier of the Civil War, perhaps a family member (pictures can be included) and want to share them, please send us an email so that we can share their history with the world. It is one way for us to remember these brave soldiers.
We present these soldiers:
Abraham Dull was 29 years old when, in September of 1864, he enlisted as a private in Company G, 198 th Pennsylvania Infantry. This new regiment was assigned to the Fifth Corps, where it saw action starting from the siege of Petersburg and on through to Appomattox. It participated in the Grand Review on May 23, 1865 before mustering out.
Dull was married twice. Both marriages eventually ended with the death of his wife. But he was the father of 15 children, who gave him 37 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He moved to Oregon sometime after 1880 in order to be closer to his family.
An active member of the Methodist church for 45 years, Abraham Dull died at his home in 1915 at the age of 82.