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Andrew Salsbury

Birth
Death 27 May 1863
Burial Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Port Hudson National Cemetery is located on the site where Union and Confederate forces were engaged in the siege of Port Hudson. Nearly 4,000 Union troops were killed and almost all were buried in the cemetery; only 600 were known.
Memorial ID 153861643 · View Source
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SALSBURY , ANDREW.—Age , 24 years. Enlisted at Albany,NY
to serve a three year tour, and mustered in as private, Co. B, 91 NY INF October 5, 1861; transferred to Co. F , October 10, 1861; promoted corporal prior to April, 1862; killed in action, May 27. 1863,before Port Hudson, La. ; also borne as Salisbury and Salisbury.


Port Hudson was the site of the longest siege in American history, lasting 48 days, when 7,500 Confederates resisted some 40,000 Union soldiers for almost two months during 1863. In the first attempt to take Port Hudson, in May, the Confederates repulsed the Federal advance across Slaughter's Field, killing approximately 2,000 Union soldiers. Andrew would have been one of them.


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  • Created by: Desertthorn
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153861643
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Andrew Salsbury (unknown–27 May 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153861643, ; Maintained by Desertthorn (contributor 47408081) Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Port Hudson National Cemetery is located on the site where Union and Confederate forces were engaged in the siege of Port Hudson. Nearly 4,000 Union troops were killed and almost all were buried in the cemetery; only 600 were known..