site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USV)


Samuel L. McElwee

(c. 1838 - 1863)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Corporal at age 23 in Company K, First Delaware Infantry on 23 August 1861 at Wilmington, DE.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was killed in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 5 May 1863.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Delaware1.


c. 1838


05/05/1863 Chancellorsville, VA


1   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13769]