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Federal (USV)


John Albert Saylor

(1840 - 1922)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enrolled on 23 September 1861 in Company A, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry, as 2nd Lieutenant.

On the Campaign

"Lieutenant Sailor[sic], Company A; Lieutenant Hannum, Company D; Lieutenant Russell, Company C, and Lieutenant Huber, Company B, rendered marked services on the field."

The rest of the War

He resigned on 27 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. The quote above from Colonel Cake’s Official Report. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/28/1840; Schuylkill Haven, PA


01/04/1922; Pottstown, PA; burial in Schuylkill Haven Union Cemetery, Schuylkill Haven, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15341]