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Confederate (CSA)


Samuel B. Myers

(1830 - 1865)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 7th Virginia Cavalry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 30, proprietor of the Columbia Furnace and Union Forge in Shenandoah County, he mustered as Private, Company C, 7th Virginia Cavalry on 15 June 1861. He was commissioned Captain on 1 May 1862. He was slightly wounded in action at Orange Court House, VA on 2 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the Regiment on the Maryland Campaign. He was noted especially for a "gallant counter charge" at Poolesville, MD on 8 September that saved two guns of Chew's Battery from Federal troopers of the 3rd Indiana Cavalry.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major on 30 October 1862. He was frequently detached on independent commands including on picket in the Shenandoah Valley in April 1863, of snipers at Brandy Station in June and at Boonsboro, MD on the Gettysburg Campaign of July 1863. His horse was killed in action at Trevillian Station, VA on 11 June 1864. He died of illness, thought to have been brought on by exhaustion and exposure in the service, in January 1865.

References & notes

Service and other details from Richard L. Armstrong's 7th Virginia Cavalry (roster, 1992) via the Historical Data Systems database. The Poolesville action from Carman.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


08/01/1830; Rochtville, PA


01/15/1865; New Market, VA; burial in Union Forge Cemetery, Edinburg, VA


1   Carman, Ezra Ayers, and Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, editor, The Maryland Campaign of September 1862, 3 volumes, El Dorado Hills (CA): Savas Beatie, 2010-17, Vol. I, pg. 167  [AotW citation 18961]