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Samuel Wylie Black
Birth: Sep. 3, 1816
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 27, 1862
Gaines Mill
Hanover County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Army Officer. He led an active political and military career before the Civil War, serving during the Mexican War as the Lieutenant Colonel of the 1st Pennsylvania Infantry, and as Governor of the Nebraska Territory from 1859 until 1861. Later in 1861, after the outbreak of hostilities between the North and the South, he was commissioned as Colonel and commander of the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He led the unit in the operations of the 1862 Spring Peninsular Campaign, seeing action at the Siege of Yorktown and the battles of the Seven Days. At the June 27, 1862 Battle of Gaines Mill, he was killed while leading the regiment in a bayonet charge during the early stages of the combat. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Allegheny Cemetery
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 4, Lot 18
 
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Originally Created by: Erik Lander
Record added: Dec 14, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 6029788
Samuel Wylie Black
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Samuel Wylie Black
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Jan. 11, 2013

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 29, 2012
Rest in peace, Colonel. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May we always honor the high price you paid for our freedom. God bless you for defending our Union and for ensuring that "that nation might live."
- Sharon
 Added: Sep. 3, 2012
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