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Federal (USV)


Samuel J. Barger

(1837 - 1921)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 66th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, he enlisted as Private, Company G, 66th Ohio Infantry on 4 October 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot (flesh wound) in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at the Smoketown Hospital at Sharpsburg, MD.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1. His service from the Roster.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


11/13/1837; Champaign County, OH


12/30/1921; Cumberland County, IL; burial in Tippett Cemetery, Bradbury, IL


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. 122  [AotW citation 16265]

2   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 5, pg. 546  [AotW citation 25251]