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Federal (USV)


Amor Dunbar

(? - 1862)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maryland Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as a Private in Company I, 5th Maryland Infantry on 9 November 1861.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action on 17 September 1862 and presumed killed on Roulette's Farm there ...

I saw poor Amor Dunbar, standing looking at some horses and cattle that were pasturing in that clover field. It was the last I ever saw of him. He must have been killed there, for no one has ever heard from him since.

References & notes

His service information from Wilmer.1. The presumption of death from J.K.P Racine's Recollections of a Veteran or Four Years in Dixie (1900), quoted here.


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pp. 214 - 220  [AotW citation 14382]