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Confederate (CSV)


Samuel L. Gilchrist

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 18th Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 22 year old carpenter in Appomattox County, he mustered as Private, Company H, 18th Virginia Infantry on 7 May 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 15 July then reduced to Private on 2 December 1861. He was appointed Sergeant on 15 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from the Virginia Military Dead.1 Service and other details from James I. Robertson's 18th Virginia Infantry (roster, 1984) via the Historical Data Systems database.


c. 1839


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Library of Virginia, Virginia Military Dead Database, Published 2002, first accessed 30 November 2012, <>, Source page: /vmd_Search.asp  [AotW citation 18918]