About Nelson Cross
Thirty-six year old Nelson Cross enlisted with the 67th New York, 1st Long Island Volunteers at Brooklyn on May 14, 1861. He was mustered in as Lieutenant Colonel on June 24, 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was possibly in command of the 67th on the Maryland Campaign - Colonel Adams having been wounded at Fair Oaks in May 1862.
The remainder of the War:
After the resignation of Colonel Julius Adams, Nelson Cross was promoted to full Colonel on October 19, 1862 and remained the leader of the 67th New York until its final Mustering Out on July 4, 1864 in New York City.
After the War:
He was honored by brevet rank of Brigadier and Major General in March 1865 for "gallant and meritorious service during the War".
Birth State: NY
Death Date: 03/13/1897
Death Place: Dorchester, MA