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Edward Wellman Serrell
Birth: Nov. 5, 1826
London
Greater London, England
Death: Apr. 25, 1906
Rossville
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. In 1845 he became assistant engineer in charge of the Central railroad of New Jersey. He accompanied the expedition that in 1848 located the route of the railroad between Aspinwall and Panama, and on his return, a year later, engaged in building the suspension-bridge across the Niagara river at Lewiston. He was in charge of the Hoosac tunnel in 1858, and was concerned in the construction of the Bristol bridge over Avon river, in England. Upon the outbreak of the Civil War, he entered the Union Army as the Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st New York Volunteer Engineers, and soon became its colonel and commander. He served as chief engineer of the X Army Corps in 1863, and was chief engineer and chief of staff under General Benjamin P. Butler in 1864. He designed and personally superintended the construction of the "Swamp-angel". Many improvements of guns and processes, that proved of practical service during the war, were suggested by him. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "meritorious services during the war". (bio by: NyFrancoAmerican) 
 
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  Josephine Eva Serrell Wainwright (1852 - 1939)*
 
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Saint Lukes Cemetery
Rossville
Richmond County (Staten Island)
New York, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 23, 2003
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