Madison L. Cross

Madison Lucius Cross was a resident of Mansfield on August 11, 1862 when he enlisted as a Corporal in Co. D of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. He was promoted to Sergeant November 19, 1863 and mustered out June 16, 1865.

The descriptive muster roll of the 21st Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry lists his age as 19 and his occupation as farmer.  He is described as 5’ 7” tall with a dark complexion with black hair and black eyes.  His marital status is single.

He was born July 8, 1843 to Lucius W. and Harriet (Swift) Cross. In the 1860 U.S. census in Mansfield, he is a 17 year old farmer in the household of Lucius W. Cross. He married Lucy A. Fitch on November 25, 1867 in Mansfield and they moved to Willimantic where he was a farmer. Children include: Alice M. Cross, born about 1871; L. Howard Cross, born about 1875 and Edwin F. Cross, born about 1879.

Madison L. Cross died on May 15, 1898 in Middletown and is buried at the New Mansfield Center Cemetery in Mansfield.

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