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Federal (USA)


Alexander H. Freeman, Jr.

(1841 - 1897)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st and 6th United States Infantry

Before Antietam

Son of the Deputy Sheriff, in 1860 he was a 19 year old clerk in Philadelphia. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 6th United States Infantry on 5 August 1861 and was promoted to First Lieutenant on 27 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded Company E of the 6th US Infantry on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was honored by brevet to Captain for "gallant and meritorious service" at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863.

After the War

He resigned his Army commission on 31 October 1866. In 1870 he was back in Philadelphia living with his widowed mother and 4 younger siblings. By 1880 he was a car conductor in Philadelphia.

References & notes

His service from Heitman1 and Henry.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1880. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Elmira E. Young (1851-1922) in 1879 and they had 7 children between 1880 and 1893.


1841 in PA


05/17/1897; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 435  [AotW citation 29125]

2   Henry, Guy Vernor, Military Record of Civilian Appointments in the United States Army, 2 Volumes, New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1873, Vol. 2, pg. 274  [AotW citation 29126]