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Federal (USV)


Samuel Finkbone

(1818 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 128th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 44, he enlisted in Reading on 4 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company I, 128th Pennsylvania Infantry on 15 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave, which also has him in Leesport Cemetery, nearby. His birth date calculated from his age at death - 44 Years 3 Mo. & 17 Days - as inscribed on his headstone.




09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Saint John's Gernants Cemetery, Leesport, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 11168]