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Federal (USV)


Solomon McMinzie

(? - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Pottsvilee, age 41, with 12 years' service in the Royal Artillery, he enlisted on 23 September 1861 in Company C, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862 while carrying the Colors.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1, who lists him as Saul McMinzie. Details from Colonel Cake’s Official Report, which has him as Solomon M. Minzi, and Hartwig2, who calls him Color Sergeant Solomon M. McMinzi, with 20 years prior service.


Date not known in SCOTLAND




1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15357]

2   Hartwig, D. Scott, To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012, pg. 462  [AotW citation 15361]