WI 15th Inf Co C. Residence: Waterford, Racine County, Wisconsin. Civil War: Age 16. Unmarried. Enlisted for three years on 4 Nov 1861 at Waterford. Mustered 2 Dec 1861 at Madison, Wisconsin. Private. Taken prisoner at La Vergne, 29 Dec 1862, sent back under parole, but was not exchanged. Sent back into the lines at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 13 Jan 1863. Sick in Nashville, Tennessee, 19 Sep 1863. Mustered out with C Company, 1 Jan 1865, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. Sources: (WHS Series 1200 box 76-5) (Buslett p422) (Meeker) “Merrill, Darwin” “Merrills, Darving A.”