10 September 2022

Mexican-American War casualty

 From Pine Grove Cemetery, Brunswick, ME:

Moses Emery Merrill.
Capt. U.S.A. born Dec. 2, 1803: Graduated at West Point June 1826: Fell in battle, at Molino del Rey, in Mexico. Sept. 8, 1847. son of Roger & Sarah Merrill.

Reverent toward God, just and generous, a brave soldier, a true Man.
Peace to his ashes.

He did apparently leave behind at least one son, who has a short Wikipedia article about him summarizing, mainly, his Civil War service.

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