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Federal (USV)

Corporal

Amos Pettingell

(1832 - 1898)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 35th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 30 year old cooper in Newburyport, MA, he enrolled at Corporal, Company B, 35th Massachusetts Infantry, and mustered in August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the hand, losing a finger in action on 14 September 1862 on South Mountain.

The rest of the War

Discharged on 30 November 1862 for wound received at South Mountain.

After the War

He was a "Surveyor of Lumber" in Newburyport in 1884. It is likely he was proprietor of the Amos Pettingell Rope Manufacturing Company.

References & notes

Basic information from Carruth1. Details from George William Creasey's The City of Newburyport in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865 (1903), William Hallett's Newburyport and the Civil War (2012), and the Newburyport Mayor's Annual Report of 1884.

Birth

03/05/1832; Newburyport, MA

Death

01/21/1898 San Diego, CA; burial in San Diego, CA

Notes

1   Carruth, Sumner, and others of the Committee of the Regimental Association, History of the Thirty-Fifth Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865, Boston: Mills, Knight & Company, 1884, Roster, pg. 13  [AotW citation 15050]