Andrew Jackson Speese(1842 - 1908)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry on 17 August 1861. He was wounded at Accotink, VA on 14 October 1861.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Corporal on 25 November 1862. He mustered out with his Company on 24 August 1864.
After the War:
He worked for the Reading Railroad for 25 years, and was later president of the Black Diamond Coal Company, and of the Franklin Trust Company in Philadelphia. He was a member of the Regimental History Committee and contributed to their 1905 publication1. He wrote the Story of Companies H, A and C, Third Pennsylvania Cavalry: At Gettysburg, July 3, 1863 in 1906, in a word battle with William Brooke Rawl, who then wrote A Refutation ... of Certain False Statements Made by Corporal Andrew Jackson Speese Regarding the History of the Third ... (1907).
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information, his presence at Antietam, and his picture from Rawle1 with some details from Bates2. Life dates and further information in an obituary on his gravesite on Findagrave.
|Birth Date: 03/14/1842 Place of Birth: Shippensburg, PA |
Death Date: 02/20/1908 Death Place: Germantown, PA
1 Rawle, William Brooke, and Regimental History Committee, History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry, Sixtieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the American Civil War, 1861-1865, Philadelphia: Franklin Printing Company, 1905, pp. xxix, 119 - 125 [AotW citation 13541]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 13549]
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