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Federal (USV)


Samuel Jackaway

(1844 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old boot fitter in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company K, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 24 February 1862 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was with his Company in action at Gettysburg, PA in July 1863 and was transferred to Company K, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry on 26 November 1864. He was listed as absent, sick on muster-out in 1865.

After the War

He returned to Philadelphia and was a laborer and factory watchman there, and lived to at least 1920.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3 His presence at Gettysburg from the Pennsylvania Monument Commission's Pennsylvania at Gettysburg (1914). Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census for 1860-1920.

He married Julia Revoir (1846-1882) in 1866 and they had 4 children; 3 daughters and son Samuel, who died as an infant. He remarried after her death, Sadie Edith Bartle (1866-1941), sister of his daughter Kate's husband William F. Bartle.


1844; Philadelphia, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23518]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23519]

3   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. 261  [AotW citation 23520]