Samuel Howe(c. 1833 - 1864)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 59th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 28 on 6 August 1861 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 59th New York Infantry on the 9th.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Captured in action on 3 May 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA. He transferred to Company C 25 June 1863 and was paroled 9 October 1863. He re-enlisted as a veteran on 22 December, and was again captured in action, some time after that. He died 15 December 1864 while a prisoner at Andersonville, GA.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.
Death Date: 12/15/1864 Death Place: Andersonville, GA Burial Place: Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA
1 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 26 (for 1900) [AotW citation 8731]
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