Marcus Kerr

BirthJan. 8, 1845
DeathSept. 7, 1931
CemeteryGrand Island (Grand Island)
PostKearny (Omaha)
Unit84th Indiana Infantry, Field & Staff

Principal Musician Marcus A Kerr

Field & Staff, 84th Indiana Infantry

Kerr was born in Newcastle (Henry County), Indiana on January 8, 1845. He was residing in Rogersville (Henry County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 22, 1862. He enlisted as a musician and was promoted to principal musician during his tour of duty. Kerr served about 2 years and 10 months. He ws discharged on June 14, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.

The 84th Indiana Infantry was organized at Richmond and Indianapolis on September 3, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses were 23 killed and 3 wounded in 2 days of fighting.

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Kerr died on September 7, 1931 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Grand Island Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Kerr was a member of the Kearny Post (#2) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Omaha, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.