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Federal (USV)

Private

Samuel Sellers

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 50th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 33 year old chandler in Reading, he enlisted there on 20 August 1861, and mustered as Private, Company B, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 September in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2 Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,3 as James Sellers. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1828

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11539]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 23088]

3   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4146]