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Federal (USV)


Samuel A. Mack

(1839 - 1881)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

A 22 year old laborer in Wellsboro, he enrolled in Tioga County on 22 April 1861 and mustered into service as 2nd Lieutenant, Company C, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 11 June in Harrisburg. He was captured at Mechanicsville, VA on 31 May 1862 and held until exchanged on 27 August.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 1 March 1863 and to Captain on 14 June 1863. He was wounded again, at Spotsylvania Court House, VA in May 1864 and mustered out with his Company on 11 June 1864.

After the War

He went to Mono County, CA by 1868 and worked for the County Government. He died relatively young, cause not known, at about age 41.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


1839; Tioga County, PA


1881; Modesto, CA; burial in Modesto Citizens Cemetery, Modesto, CA


1   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 372  [AotW citation 22960]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22961]