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Maj Samuel B. Myers

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Maj Samuel B. Myers

Birth
Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 15 Jan 1865 (aged 34)
Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Burial Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 134281339 View Source
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From the Shenandoah County GenWebsite list of Confederate Soldiers:

MYERS, SAMUEL B.

born: 1 Aug 1830, Rochtsville, Pennsylvania died: 15 Jan 1865, New Market (disease due to conditions of exposure)
buried: Union Forge Church Cemetery, Lantz Mill, Shenandoah County
Attended Jefferson College; Moved to Shenandoah County, 1852
Prewar owner of Columbia Furnace and Union Forge
Raised a company of Cavalry from Shenandoah County (Shenandoah Rangers)
Wife: Elizabeth H. Wissler
Enlisted: 15 Jun 1861, Edinburg Rank: not stated
Unit: Co. C, 7th Virginia Cavalry
Addtional Service: F & S, 7th Virginia Cavalry
Elected Captain of Shenandoah Rangers, submitted resignation 17 Sep 1861, not accepted; sent to Richmond by Col. Ashby to get arms and equipment for new companies Mar 1862; appointed Captain 1 May 1862; wounded: 2 Aug 1862, Orange Court House (slight)
Appointed Major 30 Oct 1862; cited by Brig. Gen. W.E. Jones as "an efficient outpost commander" and detailed to picket duty in the Valley 21 Apr 1863, in Jones' absence
In charge of sharpshooters Brandy Station, 9 Jun 1863; Boonsboro, 8 Jul 1863; submitted resignation: 23 Nov 1863 to work in iron works in Montgomery County; resignation approved by Col. R.H. Dulaney 24 Nov 1863; resignation disapproved by Brig. Gen. T.L. Rosser; stated "too fine an officer to lose"
Horse killed in action: 11 Jun 1864, Trevilian Station; recommended for Lieutenant Colonel 19 Nov 1864
Often commanded skirmishers of brigade; "a most valued officer"
Postwar source says died of wounds
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Major Myers died from fatigue and disease in 1865 at his home. He is buried in Union Forge Cemetery.


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  • Created by: JeMM
  • Added: 13 Aug 2014
  • Find a Grave Memorial 134281339
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/134281339/samuel-b.-myers : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Samuel B. Myers (1 Aug 1830–15 Jan 1865), Find a Grave Memorial ID 134281339, citing Union Forge Cemetery, Edinburg, Shenandoah County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by JeMM (contributor 47174080) .