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Federal (USV)


Samuel Rodman Zebley

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Not quite 21 years old, from a farm family of Brandywine Hundred, DE, he enlisted on 5 August 1862 in Media, PA and mustered as Private, Company H, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

In the Blue Hen's Chicken and Commonwealth (Wilmington, DE) of 1 October 1862:

Interred. - The body of Samuel R. Zebley, who was mentioned in our last issue as being killed at the battle of Antietam, was brought home by the father and a few personal friends of the deceased, and interred on Sunday last. Mr. Zebley was a member of Captain Yarnall's company Pennsylvania Volunteers.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 Personal details from the 1860 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


09/13/1841; Wilmington, DE


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Chester Bethel Cemetery, Wilmington, DE


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11155]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23806]