Melcajah R. Ferrell1,2

ID# 20560, (abt 1841 - 1863)
FatherMelcajah Ferrell3 ( - bef 1850)
MotherHarriett Johannet Flora4 (abt 1811 - 17 Jan 1894)

Key Events:

Birth: about 1841, Virginia5
Death: 23 Jun 1863, Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia6
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Melcajah R. Ferrell was born about 1841 in Virginia.5 He appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia, in the household of his mother, Harriett Johannet Flora.4
     Melcajah enlisted as a private in Capt. J. Grammer Jr.'s company, Montague's Battalion at Halifax Courthouse, Virginia, on 24 Apr 1861. That battalion was consolidated with other units 1 Dec 1861, becoming Company A, 53rd Virginia Infantry.7,8
     He was wounded at the battle of Malvern Hill, 1 Jul 1862, near Richmond. He was admitted to General Hospital No. 21, in Richmond, the next day. He was given a 30-day furlough on July 5.9 He died 23 Jun 1863 in the hospital at Culpeper Courthouse. Cause of death is not stated in the record, but this was three months before the battle there, so it may have been from disease rather than from wounds in battle.6
     Melcajah died on 23 Jun 1863 in Culpeper Courthouse, Virginia.6

Citations

  1. [S6567] Hariet household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows name as Melcajah Ferrell.
  2. [S6571] Melcajah R. Ferrell, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia.
  3. [S6567] Hariet household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows the boy living with Melcjah's wife (or widow), with surname Ferrell.
  4. [S6567] Hariet household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  5. [S6567] Hariet household, 1850 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows age 9 and state.
  6. [S6572] Melcajah R. Ferrell, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, muster roll card 30 Apr 1863.
  7. [S6571] Melcajah R. Ferrell, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, muster roll card 1 Jul 1861.
  8. [S6572] Melcajah R. Ferrell, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, muster roll card 1 May 1862.
  9. [S6572] Melcajah R. Ferrell, Compiled Service Records, Confederate, Virginia, muster roll card 31 Oct 1862; hospital register card.