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Darling, Marcellus Warner



  • Existence: 1844-1913


Marcellus Warner Darling (1844-1913) was a native of New York. He and his older brother enlisted in Company K, 154th New York Volunteers on September 6, 1862. The 154th saw a great deal of action during the Civil War. Darling was wounded in the battle of Chancellorsville, was subsequently captured and later escaped. While his regiment was fighting at Gettysburg, Darling was hospitalized with typhoid fever. He fought in the battles at Lookout Mountain and Chickamauga, and participated in the taking of Atlanta, Savannah, and Charleston, during General Sherman's march to the sea.   After the war, he decided to go to school in Albion, Michigan. He graduated from Albion College in 1870. That same year he accepted a post as Superintendent of City Schools in Grand Haven, Michigan. He spent the following three years as a professor of Greek at Albion College. Darling pursued post-graduate work at Ann Arbor, where he earned his A.M. in philosophy and languages. After graduating, he decided to devote his life to the ministry. His first job was as a Methodist preacher, but he later found a home in the Congregational Church. From 1879 to 1886, he served as a minister in a Congregational Church in Indiana. In 1886, he moved to Sioux City, Iowa, and from there he went to Glencoe, Illinois, leaving that church in 1909. His last position was that of Chaplain at the National Home for Volunteer Soldiers in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1910.   Among his children was cartoonist Jay Norwood Darling.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Marcellus Warner Darling Papers

Identifier: MsC0236

Civil War soldier, Congregational minister, and father of Jay Norwood Darling. Consists primarily of letters, a diary, and memoirs of his service in Company K, 154th New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.

Dates: 1862-1911; Majority of material found within 1862 -1865