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S. Kilgore

S. Kilgore

Federal (USV)


Samuel Kilgore

(? - 1907)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

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

The rest 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 & notes

Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2.


05/12/1907; Pittsburgh, PA; burial in 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]