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Federal (USV)

Private

Samuel Elliott Lufkin

(1837 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, from Bryant's Pond in Oxford County, he mustered as Private, Company I, 5th Maine Infantry on 24 June 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Crampton's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

Service from the Adjutant General.1 Hometown and burial details from War Reminiscences of the Bethel Company, Company I, Fifth Maine Regiment, an article in the Bethel News of 13 January 1897; transcribed online from the Bethel Historical Society. It's not clear why, but he has a memorial [via Findagrave], along with two other Lufkins, Otis and Loren, in the Spotsylvania Confederate Cemetery, Spotsylvania, VA.

Birth

05/16/1837; Rumford, ME

Death

09/14/1862 Crampton's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 128  [AotW citation 20788]