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A.J. Sellers
A.J. Sellers

Federal (USV)

Major

Alfred Jacob Sellers

(1836 - 1908)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Regimental Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was commissioned Captain, Company B, 19th Pennsylvania Infantry for 3 months service on 27 April 1861 and was discharged 29 August 1861. He was made Major, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 February 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was honored by brevets to Lieutenant Colonel for "gallant and meritorious conduct" at South Mountain on 14 September and Colonel for Antietam on the 17th.

The remainder of the War:
He was wounded in action, his leg broken, at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was later awarded the Medal of Honor for leading his Regiment at Gettysburg on 1 July 1863. He was honorably discharged on 29 February 1864. He was appointed Captain and Acting Quartermaster, US Volunteers on 2 July 1864 and mustered out 31 October 1865.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Military service dates from Heitman1. His photograph from one in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth Date: 03/02/1836    Place of Birth: Plumsteadville, PA    
Death Date: 09/20/1908    Death Place: Philadelphia, PA    Burial Place: Mount Vernon Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA



Notes

1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 873  [AotW citation 14896]

2   US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: Vol. 94, pg. 4846  [AotW citation 14897]



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