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Electus A. Pratt
Captain,  United States Army
 New York State Flag
8th Regiment, U. S. Colored Troop, Company G:

Electus A. Pratt, Captain November 25, 1863 Wounded at Olustee, Florida. February 20, 1864; discharged January 19, 1865, for wounds, with loss of arm, received at Darbytown Road, Virginia, October 13, 1864.

Electus A. Pratt, a grandson of Abijah Pratt Sr., was a Captain in the late civil war, and lost an arm in a skirmish at Darbytown, Virginia. Upon his recovery, he was favored with a position in the pay department at Washington. He has now relinquished that, and is engaged in business at Minneapolis, Minnesota.



During the 1880 United States Census Captain Pratt resided in Washington, D.C. and was employed as a Clerk in the P.M.G.'s office (Paymaster General's Department).  He is listed as 42 years of age, born in 1838 in New York.  Residing with him were his wife, Sarah L. Pratt, age 36 and born in Washington, D.C.; his son, Edward E. Pratt, age 9 and born in Washington, D.C.; his son, Charles W. Pratt, age 5 and born in Washington, D.C.; and Hannah Carter, female servant, age 22 and born in Virginia.

On the morning of 13 October 1864, the division was ordered out for an offensive movement. The Eighth was put upon the front as skirmishers, and led on through a dense wood, on the Darbytown Road. The enemy's skirmishers were encountered, and after sharp fighting were driven from three successive lines where they had taken shelter back to their main line. Late in the afternoon, the regiment was relieved by fresh troops. It entered the engagement with one hundred and fifty men, and lost seven killed, thirty wounded and one missing. Captains Alexander G. Dickey, Elijah Lewis, and Electus A. Pratt, were among the severely wounded, Captain Dickey mortally, and Captain Pratt with the loss of an arm.
PRATT, ELECTUS A

CAPT 8 USC INF
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 10/23/1910
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION S DIV  SITE 2094
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

PRATT, SARAH L W/O ELECTUS A
DATE OF DEATH: 02/26/1927
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION S E  SITE 2094
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 WIFE OF EA PRATT, CAPT 8TH U S C INFTY


Posted: 21  September 2006