(1839 - 1895)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
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.
On the Campaign
The Battery was not at Antietam on the 17th. It had been detailed to the defenses of Washington DC since September 6th.
The rest 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 & notes
Photograph from the US Army Military History Institute (USAMHI), scanned and posted online by Patricia Lynn Roth.
8/25/1839; Booneville, NY