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Federal (USV)


Samuel Driver, Jr.

(1842 - 1910)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 19th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old shoemaker, he enlisted on 9 December 1861 in Company H, 19th Massachusetts Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted 20 December 1863 and was again wounded, in the hand in action in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He mustered out with his Company on 30 June 1865.

After the War

He was a member of GAR Post #67 (Allen) in Manchester, MA. By 1885 he was a carpenter living in Beverly, MA.

References & notes

Service information from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines 1 and the History.2 Details from family genealogists and Sargent's Grand Army of the Republic: Civil War Veterans, Department of Massachusetts, 1866 to 1947 (2002). His gravesite is on Findagrave. He and his wife Isabella Purfit Driver (1844-1920) had 8 children between 1868 and 1882, only the last of which, a daughter named for her mother, survived beyond birth.


07/03/1842; Manchester, MA


02/07/1910; burial in Rosedale Cemetery, Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 466  [AotW citation 17895]

2   Waitt, Ernest Linden (compiler), History of the Nineteenth Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, Salem (MA): The Salem Press Co., 1906, pp. 146, 323  [AotW citation 17896]