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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Samuel Patteson Weisiger

(c. 1845 - 1893)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Parker's Richmond (VA) Battery

Before Sharpsburg

Age 17, from Richmond, VA, he mustered as Private in Parker's Richmond Battery, Light Artillery on 10 August 1862.

On the Campaign

At Sharpsburg late on the afternoon of 17 September 1862:

... For some reason, the enemy do not reply to our fire briskly. Perhaps our noble infantry have too badly crippled him. We are so weak that when our gun recoils, we lack the strength to push it back into position. But the mere boys are still high in indomitable spirit as the sturdiest men. Little Sam Weisiger is there, and Willie Evans, the youngest of all, and the cheeriest and pluckiest of all.

The rest of the War

He was wounded at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1863 and returned to duty in January 1864. He was captured with the battery on 6 April 1865 at Harper's Farm, VA and held at Point Lookout, MD until released on 12 June 1865 after taking the oath of allegiance.

After the War

He was a merchant in Augusta, GA.

References & notes

Service information from Musselman1 via the Historical Data Systems database. The quote above from Royall W. Figg in "Where men only dare to go!" or, The story of a Boy Company (C.S.A.) (1885); thanks to Andy Cardinal for the pointer to that volume. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1845

Death

09/09/1893 Augusta, GA; burial in Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, PA

Notes

1   Musselman, Homer D., The Caroline Light, Parker and Stafford Light Virginia Artillery, Lynchburg (Va): H.E. Howard, Inc., 1992  [AotW citation 23396]