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Federal (USV)


Samuel Watson

(c. 1838 - 1884)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 year plumber in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered as a Private in Company E, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 8 April 1862 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was missing in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was listed as a deserter at Poolesville, MD on 25 June 1863.

After the War

By 1880 he was a box maker in Philadelphia.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 His status at Antietam from Nelson.3 Details from family genealogists and the 1880 US Census. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Annie Smith (1845-1916) and they had 4 children between 1870 and 1874.


c. 1838 in IRELAND


04/21/1885; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery, 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 23640]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23641]

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. 429  [AotW citation 23642]