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F. P. Amsden
F. P. Amsden

Federal (USA)


Frank Power Amsden

(1839 - 1895)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery G


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Hometown: Scranton, PA. He joined the Battery, as Lieutenant, on 8 July 1861, at Philadelphia. Battery commander Capt Mark Kerns was mortally wounded at Second Bull Run (28 - 30 August 1862), where Lt Amsden assumed command.

In the Antietam Campaign:
The Battery was not at Antietam on the 17th. It had been detailed to the defenses of Washington DC since September 6th.

The remainder of the War:
By the battle of Fredericksburg (December 1862) he was in command of the battery, and had been promoted Captain. He was wounded at Chancellorsville early in May 1863, and resigned due to disability on 25 May, returning to Scranton.

After the War:
He was an architect and civil engineer until his death, working in the firm his father Joel founded, Amsden & Son, Scranton, PA.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Photograph from the US Army Military History Institute (USAMHI), scanned and posted online by Patricia Lynn Roth.

Birth Date: 8/25/1839    Place of Birth: Booneville, NY    

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