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S.A. McAllister

S.A. McAllister

Federal (USV)


Samuel Allister McAllister

(1839 - 1903)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He moved to Delaware as a child, and was at sea for six years before the War. He enlisted at age 21 in Company F, First Delaware Infantry on 21 September 1861 and was appointed Sergeant.

On the Campaign

He was present at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862. He was Regimental Sergeant Major for six days, being appointed 18 December, then was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant, Company B on 24 December 1862, and First Lieutenant, Company F, on 20 January 1863. He was with the Regiment to the end of the War.

After the War

He was assessor of internal revenue from 1869 to 1872, studied the law, and was admitted to the bar of Delaware in December 1872. He then practiced in Wilmington, and before the US Supreme Court. He served two terms as city solicitor and was later US commissioner, and chief supervisor of elections for the district of Delaware.

References & notes

Basic information from State of Delaware1. Details from his gravesite on Findagrave. His photograph from one in the Seville Collection of Civil War Soldiers carte de visites at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, Washington, DC.


09/10/1839; Philadelphia, PA


09/12/1903; burial in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, DE


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 13780]