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Warner, Marcus B., b. abt. 1842


Biographical Note

Marcus B. Warner was a drummer in Company K of New York’s 184th Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. When he enlisted, he was twenty-two years old and 5ft 6in tall with blue eyes, a fair complexion, and dark hair. Previous to his short army career, he was a harness maker in business with his father in Volney, New York. He also worked as a Sunday school teacher and was very active in community and church activities, such as the local temperance society. Warner was deeply religious and enjoyed singing. He had a sister named Ett and a brother named Gus, who was enlisted in New York’s 5th Corps and served as a Hospital Assistant in City Point, Virginia, in 1864.

Warner was enlisted in Phoenix, NY on September 1st, 1864 for one year; he was credited to his hometown of Volney. The next day, he mustered into service in Oswego, NY. The commissioned officers of his company were George Wetmore, Captain; Edgar F. Morris, First Lieutenant; and John H. Gilman, Second Lieutenant. On September 16th, Company K went to defend Bermuda Hundred, Virginia. The company also served at City Point and Harrison’s Landing in Virginia.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Vol. 3. New York: T. Yoseloff, 1959. Print.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Diary, Marcus B. Warner, 1864 (Ms2010-061)

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Identifier: Ms2010-061_WarnerMarcus_Diary_1864

Marcus B. Warner Collection

Identifier: Ms-2010-061

This collection contains an 1864 diary, transcript, and photocopied Muster Rolls and a card number list pertaining to Marcus B. Warner, of New York's 184th Volunteer Infantry, Company K, during the American Civil War. The diary details his civilian life as a harness maker and the first portion of his career as a Union soldier stationed in City Point and Petersburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

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