Yours with love to all my
friends and kissing aplenty for yourselves from your Brother Delano Warren.
Delano Emerson Warren enlisted as a private in Co. C of the 183rd Regiment of
the New York State Voluntary Infantry at Dunkirk, NY. This regiment was shortly
after absorbed into Co. A, 188th Regiment NYSV. His enlistment papers describe
Delano as a young man of 18 years, 5' 9" tall, blue eyes, light hair and light
complexion, occupation: mechanic.
Delano fought at the Battle at Hatcher's Run in Virginia on October 27, 1864.
It was the first battle for his regiment and seven weeks after his
enlistment. During his war service, Delano contracted TB.
Though he spent many months at army hospitals in Washington, D.C.; West
Philadelphia, PA; Annapolis and Baltimore, MD, Delano never recovered. He
was mustered out, an invalid, on June 10, 1865 at Elmira, NY and died at home one year later of incipient tuberculosis. He never married.
Delano wrote this letter to his brother Leonard Ebenezer Warren at the family home
in Machias, Cattaraugus Co., New York. Their family then consisted of his
father Lucius Platt Warren, brother Leonard, sisters Amelia and Eliza, and the youngest, George. Their mother, Melissa (Reynolds) Warren,
was killed in a tragic accident in October 1856. After her death, baby George
was raised by his Aunt Diadema Warren and her husband Jonathan Tenney Adams,
who lived in Darien, Genesee Co., NY, and Shelby, Oceana Co., MI.
Lucius Platt Warren (1820-1896) ran a sawmill near Ischua Creek in Machias.
He was one of 12 children of Ebenezer Warren (b 4 Dec 1769) and Ann Rice
or Royce (b 13 Jul 1777) of Covington, NY. Melissa Reynolds (1824-1856)
was the daughter of Peter Reynolds (1799-1862) and Rhoda Mariah Green
from Rhode Island.
Some of Lucius' 11 siblings moved to Michigan, others settled in Genesee Co.,
Cattaraugus Co., and Wyoming Co., NY. If you have Warrens from these areas,
please contact me! Thank you.
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