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Federal (USV)


David S. Yardley

(c. 1841 - ?)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He served as First Sergeant, Company D, in the First Delaware Infantry (3 months) April - July 1861. He was appointed Lieutenant, probably in September 1861, and Captain, Company D, First Delaware Infantry (3 years) on 13 December 1861 at age 20 in Dover, DE.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He resigned on 1 January 1865. He drowned at age 24 in 1866.

References & notes

Basic information from Murphey1. May be David Sellers Yardley (12/29/1842-8/1/1866), born PA, drowned at age 24, buried Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery.


c. 1841


1   Murphey, Thomas G., Four Years in the War - The History of the First Regiment of Delaware Veteran Volunteers, Philadelphia: James S. Claxton, 1866, pp. 79 - 80, 255, 266, 286, 303  [AotW citation 13776]