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Federal (USV)


Samuel Toombs

(? - 1889)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company F, 13th New Jersey Infantry on 5 August 1862 and mustered as Private on 25 August.

On the Campaign

He was present on the Campaign.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with his Company on 8 June 1865 in Washington, DC.

After the War

He was a newspaperman in Orange and Newark, NJ, and wrote two books about his Regiment.

References & notes

His presence on the Maryland Campaign from his own Reminiscences1. Service from Stryker.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/20/1889; in NJ; burial in Fairmount Cemetery, Newark, NJ


1   Toombs, Samuel, Reminiscences of the War ... the Thirteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, Orange (NJ): The (Orange) Journal, 1878, pp. 15 - 21  [AotW citation 7830]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William Scudder Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, pg. 646  [AotW citation 17151]