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Federal (USV)


Samuel A. Moffett

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Company Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 94th New York Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He enrolled on 27 September 1861 in Watertown and was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Company A, 94th NY Infantry on 3 March 1862. He was promoted First Lieutenant on 17 March.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland and took command from Lieutenant Colonel Littlefield about 20 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Lt. Moffett wrote the Regiment's Antietam after-action report as Commanding Officer 3 days after the battle. In November, Lieut. John A. Kress, U. S. A., was appointed Lt Colonel, and Capt. De Witt C. Tomlinson was made Major. At about this time Lt. Moffett was promoted to Captain, Company B (to date from 16 September 1862).

Maj. Tomlinson resigned April 13, 1863, and was succeeded as Major by Capt. Moffett. Under his command the Ninety-fourth participated in the Chancellorsville campaign.

Late in 1863 most of the regiment re-enlisted for the war and went home on furlough, and the Ninety-fourth became the Ninety-fourth Veterans. Major Moffett was promoted lieutenant colonel, December 16, 1863, to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lieutenant Colonel Kress. He was captured in action at the Weldon Railroad near Petersburg, VA on 19 August 1864 and a prisoner to about 1 March 1865.

References & notes

Service dates from Phisterer1.


1   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 4, pg. 3073  [AotW citation 2524]