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S. Kilgore
S. Kilgore

Federal (USV)


Samuel Kilgore

Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enrolled as First Lieutenant, Company D, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 2 September 1862. Noted for his expertise in the Zouave drill.

The remainder of the War:
Promoted to Captain on December 15, 1862. He was honored by brevet to Major for action at Peebles' Farm, VA on 30 September 1864, where he was wounded. Discharged March 10, 1865, for wounds received at Peebles' Farm

After the War:
He was later Colonel of the 14th Regiment, PA National Guard. Also Superintendent of City Markets, Pittsburg and in the Department of Public Safety there.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2.

Death Date: 05/12/1907    Death Place: Pittsburgh, PA    Burial Place: Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA


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 13619]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 13628]

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