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Federal (USV)


Samuel Albert Lamer

(1840 - 1920)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Enrolled 8 August at Ebensburg, PA and mustered into Captain Jones' Company - soon after Company F of the 133rd Pennsylvania Infantry - on 15 August 1862 at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg. He was 22 years old at enrollment for 9 months' service. Very soon after mustering, he was among the men of his company who petitioned their Lieutenant (and later the Colonel and the Governor) to have him removed for incompetence in favor of one of their own1.

On the Campaign

He was "left at hospital near Sharpsburg, Md Oct 30 1862", and was marked as "absent" on the muster roll of his Company for the remainder of his term.

The rest of the War

He mustered out of the regiment at its expiration of service on 26 May 1863 at Harrisburg, PA.

References & notes

Thanks to Jeff Brandon for the introduction to Private Lamer. Private Lamer's basic service data is also online from the Pennsylvania Card File2 and his Combined Military Service Record [cards 1-2, 3-4, 5-7] at the US National Archives. Samuel Albert Lamer is identified in at least two places online by genealogical researchers - sources of the birth and death information shown here.


05/23/1840; Ebensburg, Cambria County, PA


02/08/1920; Uniontown, PA; burial in Uniontown Cemetery, Indiana County, PA


1   Gayley, Alice J, Pennsylvania in the Civil War, first accessed 01 May 2005, <>, Source page: /pacw/infantry/paregimentsnew3.html  [AotW citation 906]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>, Source page: /Archives/17/22/LoadMedia/3211/0001/5285.gif  [AotW citation 907]