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S. McCutcheon

S. McCutcheon

Federal (USV)


Samuel McCutcheon

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 11th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He mustered into service as Private, Company F, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry on 25 October 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on 24 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the groin in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Harrisburg, PA and returned to duty, date not given. He was promoted to Sergeant on 1 January 1864 and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on 28 March. He picked up and carried the flag in action at Spotsylvania Court House, VA on 8 May 1864. He was appointed First Lieutenant on 5 December and promoted to Captain of his Company on 30 June 1865, but did not muster at that rank before mustering out of service on 1 July 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates,1 who has him as Samuel McCutchen. Wound and hospital detail from Nelson,2 citing the Philadelphia Inquirer of 29 September 1862. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a scan of a photograph with fellow Company F soldier Shilo S. Walthour (1836-1923) kindly provided by Paul Blackham.


Date not known; burial in Congruity Cemetery, Congruity, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pg. 287  [AotW citation 11075]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 309  [AotW citation 20768]