site logo
[no picture yet]

[no picture yet]

Federal (USV)


Samuel R. Russell

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

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

On the Campaign

Colonel Cake wrote of him at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862:

Lieutenant Russell, Company C, dispatched to bring Company B forward to the regimental line on the side of the mountain, displayed promptness, courage, and zeal in the discharge of his duty.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Captain, Company H on 1 May 1863. He mustered out with his Company on 21 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15354]