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S.A. McKee

S.A. McKee

Federal (USV)

Captain

Samuel A. McKee

(1822 - 1864)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He served as a soldier in the Mexican War, then commanded a militia company in Pittsburg, the Jackson Independent Blues. He was appointed Captain, Company A, 12th Pennsylvania Infantry in April 1861 (3 months service) - a Company formed from his militia unit - then First Lieutenant, Company B, of the 62nd Infantry. He was in action on the Peninsula Campaign of 1862. He enrolled as original Captain, Company I, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 August 1862.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Petersburg, VA on 16 June 1864.

References & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1.

Birth

1822; Pittsburgh, PA

Death

06/16/1864 Petersburg, VA; burial in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburg, PA

Notes

1   Porter, John T. , Financial Secretary, and Charles F. McKenna, compiler & editor, Under the Maltese Cross, Antietam to Appomattox, the Loyal Uprising in Western Pennsylvania, 1861-1865: Campaigns of the 155th Pennsylvania Regiment, Pittsburgh: 155th Regimental Association, 1910, pp. 719 - 736  [AotW citation 13616]