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Federal (USV)


Samuel Fairley

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 19, he enlisted on 7 August 1862 and mustered as Private, Company G, 123rd Pennsylvania Infantry on 8 August in Pittsburgh.

On the Campaign

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD with phthisis (pulmonary tuberculosis or other lung ailment) on 4 November 1862 and died there on 14 November.

After the War

He was reinterred from his original burial in Frederick to the National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 as Samuel Fairly. His service from the Register.2 Disease and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1843


11/14/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3476]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23765]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #312  [AotW citation 23766]