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Confederate (CSV)

Sergeant

Samuel Kearney

(? - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as Corporal in Company A, 2nd Louisiana Infantry on 11 May 1861 in New Orleans. He was promoted 1st Corporal on 9 March 1862, 4th Sergeant on 2 June, and 3rd Sergeant 2 July.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September.

The rest of the War

Originally buried on the field at Sharpsburg near "Mrs. Lucker's" [Locker] barn. Probably reinterred at Hagerstown in about 1874.

References & notes

Burial information from Pruett1, who has him as Pvt J. S. Kearney. Service data from Booth2.

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Washington Confederate Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD

Notes

1   Pruett, Samuel, and Poffenberger & Good, Greg Farino and Western Maryland Regional Library (WMRL), Washington Confederate Cemetery, possible burials, Hagerstown (MD): WHILBR, 2010  [AotW citation 4775]

2   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 3, Book 1, pg. 505  [AotW citation 13163]