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Federal (USV)


Samuel W. Arbuckle

(1836 - 1929)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, he enlisted in Company A, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 10 September 1861 and mustered in as Private.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD from 1 October to 2 December 1862, when he was discharged for disability.

After the War

Living in Philadelphia, he began receiving a small pension for his Antietam wound in June 1869. By 1871 he was a lastmaker and member of the Philadelphia Fire Department, Engine No. 1. He attended the dedication of the Regimental Monument at Gettysburg, PA in September 1889, and was on the committee and at Sharpsburg for the dedication of the Philadelphia Brigade monument on 17 September 1896.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Service and details from Bates2 and Ward.3 His pension from the List of Pensioners.4 Hospital detail from the Patient List.5 His occupation from The Journal of Select Council of the City of Philadelphia (1871). His gravesite is on Findagrave.




1929; burial in Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer, PA


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 116  [AotW citation 16161]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 17499]

3   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pp. 112, 319, 416 (w/photo), 419  [AotW citation 17500]

4   US Department of the Interior, Pension Office, List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883, 5 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1883, pg. 751  [AotW citation 17501]

5   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #270  [AotW citation 21515]