Samuel S. Barker(1838 - ?)
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Sharpshooters
Unit: Massachusetts Sharpshooters, First Company
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a 21 year old shoemaker when he enlisted as Private ion 2 September 1861. He had 3 months prior service in Company B of the 5th Massachusetts Infantry.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was listed as a deserter on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He enlisted in Company D of the 1st Potomac Home Brigade (MD) Cavalry - "Cole's Cavalry" - on 19 August 1864 under the name of Samuel Sprague [his middle name?]. He mustered out with them in June 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, with genealogical details from Susan Harnwell and contributors at her superb 15th Massachusetts Infantry site.
|Birth Date: 09/00/1838 Place of Birth: Charlestown, MA |
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 206 - 213 [AotW citation 2698]
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