Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego are men recorded in the book of Daniel, Chapters 1–3, Who faced the fiery furnace.

This story is about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Reese. Three brothers, born in Wales and immigrated to the U.S. They too faced a firey furnace, known as the American Civil War. Abednego is my Great-Great Grandfather. Abednego and Shadrach enlisted in the Union Army and served honorably. Meshach is a United States Marine, called to a Higher Duty Station in 1871. His service was brief, about 10 months. Attached are some documents found in the National Archives in Washington D.C.

I am hopeful that other Marines find some details of their ancestors to brag about. It may be difficult to read, but Mesach had a heart condition which caused him to expire at an early age.

How many Marines have received whiskey as a part of their treatment in a U.S. Naval Hospital?

Again difficult to read (isn't that always the way with doctor's handwriting?) It looks like he served aboard the U.S.S. Brandy (wine) for a short time.

Ken Martin, Cpl
RVN '68-'69

Original data: Hospital Tickets and Case Papers, compiled 1825‒1889.
ARC ID: 2694723. Department of the Navy, Records of the Bureau of
Medicine and Surgery, Record Group 52. National Archives at
Washington, D.C. 

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