David L Stricker(1839 - 1864)
Home State: Delaware
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Delaware Infantry
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Dover, he was appointed Captain, Company A of the 2nd Delaware Infantry at its formation in 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of the Regiment as senior officer present at Antietam.
The remainder of the War:
Sometime after Antietam he was promoted Major, and by Chancellorsville (May 1863) he was a Lieutenant Colonel and in command of the 2nd Delaware. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg on 2 July 1863. He returned to service, but was killed in action at Spottsylvania Courthouse, Virginia, on 12 May 1864.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service details from Scharf1 and the ORs2. His gravestone is online from Find-a-grave.
The photograph above is from an original in the collection of Scott Hann, kindly provided by the owner, and was taken while Stricker was at the rank of Captain, USV.
Death Date: 05/12/1864 Death Place: near Nye River, VA Burial Place: Methodist Cemetery, Dover, DE
1 Scharf, Thomas J., History of Delaware, 1609-1888, 2 Vols., Philadelphia: L.J. Richards & Co., 1888, Vol. 1, various (pp. 329-375) [AotW citation 517]
2 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Various cites [AotW citation 518]
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