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Federal (USV)

Lieutenant

Samuel Jones Cloyd

(1833 - 1925)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 28 year old cabinet maker in Huntingdon County, he enlisted in Harrisburg on 17 March 1862 and mustered into service as First Sergeant, Company I, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 7 April. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 14 April.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right arm in action at Antietam on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His arm was amputated and he resigned his commission on 7 January 1863.

After the War

He lived in the Borough of Orbisonia, Huntingdon County, PA, received a small Federal pension, and served a term as County Treasurer in 1872.

References & notes

Service information from Hardin1 and the Card File.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elizabeth "Lizzie" Miller (1856-1933) in Huntington County in 1889 and they had 4 sons by 1894; the last, Robert, a twin, died as an infant.

Birth

12/15/1833; Orbisonia, PA

Death

03/17/1925; burial in IOOF Memorial Cemetery, Rockhill Furnace, PA

Notes

1   Hardin, Martin D., Twelfth Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps (41st Regiment of the Line) ..., New York City: M.D. Hardin, 1890, muster-out roll  [AotW citation 22932]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 22933]