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Federal (USV)


Samuel Howe

(c. 1833 - 1864)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 59th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 28 on 6 August 1861 in New York City, and mustered in as Private, Company B, 59th New York Infantry on the 9th.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Captured in action on 3 May 1863 at Fredericksburg, VA. He transferred to Company C 25 June 1863 and was paroled 9 October 1863. He re-enlisted as a veteran on 22 December, and was again captured in action, some time after that. He died 15 December 1864 while a prisoner at Andersonville, GA.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1. Thanks to Devan Sommerville for scrubbing through the Report and extracting and transcribing the roster data for AotW.


c. 1833


12/15/1864; Andersonville, GA; burial in Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, GA


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 26 (for 1900)  [AotW citation 8731]