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Pvt Samuel A. Hershberger
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Birth: 1839
Frankstown
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: May 16, 1864
Drewrys Bluff
Chesterfield County
Virginia, USA

Born in Frankstown, Blair Co., Pa., one of six children of Isaac and Isabella (Ramage) Hershberger. After his father's death in 1854 he was apprenticed as a carpenter and helped to support his mother and two crippled brothers. Learned the trade of plasterer from his uncle David Hershberger in Dauphin Co., and at the start of the Civil War he joined Co. G 55 Pa. Infantry out of that county. Discharged in the spring of 1864 and returned to Frankstown to visit his family. Re-enlisted and was killed at the Battle of Drewry's Bluff (VA), 16 May 1864. Beloved brother of Wilson and William Hershberger, Mary Ling, Emma Smith and Martha Cartwright. 
 
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 Parents:
  Isaac Hershberger (1805 - 1854)
  Isabella Ramage Hershberger (1816 - 1871)
 
 Siblings:
  David Wilson Hershberger (1837 - 1896)*
  Samuel A. Hershberger (1839 - 1864)
  Mary Angeline Hershberger Ling (1840 - 1920)*
  Emma Salome Hershberger Smith (1844 - 1905)*
  William Thomas Hershberger (1846 - 1909)*
  Martha A. Hershberger Cartwright (1848 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Died in battle, buried on the battlefield. Family was too poor to have body returned home. The remains of Union soldiers from this battle were later reinterred at Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Created by: Zella
Record added: Aug 02, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11468725
 


- Zella
 Added: Jun. 29, 2014
You are not forgotten. Memorial Day 2011.
- Zella
 Added: May. 29, 2011
Remembering your sacrifice on this Memorial Day...
- Zella
 Added: May. 30, 2008
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