Archibald Nelson Euwer(1843 - 1924)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 155th Pennsylvania Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He gave his age as 16 years old, and was living on his brother's farm in New Texas, Allegheny County when he enlisted in Company C, 155th Pennsylvania Infantry on 23 August 1862. He was appointed Corporal.
In the Antietam Campaign:
His first view of war, which shocked him, was of the aftermath of Antietam as he walked the town of Sharpsburg and the battlefield on 18 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
While serving as Color-Corporal he was wounded in action at Peebles' Farm, VA (30 September 1864), on the Petersburg Campaign. He mustered out with his Company on 2 June 1865.
After the War:
By 1910 he was a "prosperous farmer" in Cincinnati, Appanoose County, Iowa.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information and his picture from Porter1, with details from Bates2, who lists him as Archibald N. Ewer. His life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave. If he was 16 when he enlisted in 1862, his birth year should be c. 1846.
More on the Web:
There are a pair of good wartime photos of him, one in uniform and one in civilian clothes, online from oviatt734 on fold3. There is a photo of him in his zouave uniform in the collection of the US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlysle, PA.
|Birth Date: 11/22/1843 Place of Birth: New Texas, PA |
Death Date: 12/12/1924 Death Place: Washington, IA Burial Place: Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington, IA
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. 421, 609-610, 626 [AotW citation 13640]
2 Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871 [AotW citation 13641]
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