Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Louis Morell, 119th., New York INfantry.

Louis Morell.

Birth: unknown.
Death: Feb. 23, 1882, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia.

Headstones Provided for Deceased Union Veterans.

Burial: Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia.

New York State Records.

M OR ELL, LOUIS.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted at Albany, to serve three years, and mustered in as private, Co. C, February 11, 1862; mustered out with company. May 8, 1862; subsequent service in Co. D, One Hundred and Nineteenth Infantry.

MORRELL, LOUIS.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, June 10, 1862, at New York city, to serve three years; mustered in as sergeant, Co. D, September 4, 1862; wounded in action, July 1, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; absent, wounded, in New York city at muster out of company; prior service in Co. C, One hundred and Third Infantry.

Medical and Surgical History of the War Of the Rebellion.
Wounding of Sergeant Louis Morell or Morrell.
CASE 243. Sergeant Louis Morell, Co. D, 119th New York, aged 19 years, on the afternoon of July 1, 1863, in the assault on the lines of the Eleventh Corps, received two wounds, and, falling, and remaining on the field between two fires, a third wound. The first wound was from a small ball, which lodged in the globe of the left eye; the second was inflicted an instant afterward by a musket-ball, which entered four inches to the right of the umbilicus, passed directly through the body, and emerged near the right sacroiliac synchondrosis, having grooved the crest of the innominatum. The sergeant was then in the act of reloading, the right arm elevated to use the ramrod. He recollected seeing his cartridge-box torn by the missile, and the next instant fell unconscious. He dimly recalls a temporary return of consciousness, on being struck soon afterward in the left thigh, by a musket-ball, which passed through the quadriceps extensor, a little above the patella. He remained on the field
until the morning of July 4th, without suffering from hunger or thirst.

Authors note.  After his recovery he was discharged from the service on August 18, 1864.  His  disabilities were, shots through the abdomen, left thigh and the loss of the left eye.  He was paid a pension.  He re-enlisted into the service on May 11, 1867, as a hospital steward and assigned to duty at Division of Surgical Records of the Surgeon General Office.

Take note of the picture of Sergeant Morell sitting in the chair.  It shows were the ball entered his abdomen and came out the back.

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