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Federal (USA)


Samuel A Moffett

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 94th New York Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Enrolled in September 1861 and mustered as 2nd Lieutenant, Company A of the 94th NY Infantry on 2 February 1862. He was promoted First Lieutenant in March.

The rest of the War

Lt. Moffett wrote the Regiment's Antietam after-action report as Commanding Officer 3 days after the battle. In November, Lieut. John A. Kress, U. S. A., was appointed Lt Colonel, and Capt. De Witt C. Tomlinson was made Major. At about this time Lt. Moffett was promoted to Captain, Company B (to date from 16 September 1862).

Maj. Tomlinson resigned April 13, 1863, and was succeeded as Major by Capt. Moffett. Under his command the Ninety-fourth participated in the Chancellorsville campaign.

Late in 1863 most of the regiment re-enlisted for the war and went home on furlough, and the Ninety-fourth became the Ninety-fourth Veterans. Major Moffett was promoted lieutenant colonel, December 16, 1863, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lieutenant Colonel Kress.

References & notes

Service dates from Phisterer1.


1   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 4, pg. 3073  [AotW citation 2524]