Name: SAMUEL ATCHESON, [brother of JOHN ATCHESON] [in 1892
a resident of Monongahela City, PA]
Born: abt. 1846; Died: December 28, 1902
Enlistment: Monongahela City on the 12th day of September, 1862,
as a private in Company 'D' 22nd Regiment Pennsylvania Cavalry; for term
of 3 years. Mustered In at Wheeling, W. Virginia on the 13th day of October,
1862; later transferred to Company 'E' 22nd PA Cavalry.
Discharge: Honorably on 19th day of July 1865 at New Creek, W. Virginia.
Wife's Name: MARTHA CHESTER ATCHESON [1903 address shown as Homestead,
PA]; b. abt. 1846
Marriage: April 4, 1866 at Monongahela City, Allegheny Co., PA;
neither previously having been married, hence no impediment to the marriage;
marriage performed by Justice of the Peace Thomas Collins.
Pension Witnesses: WILLIAM E. CHESTER & ELIZABETH CHESTER, residing
at Monongahela, PA [in 1903]; J. C. ATCHESON & BENJAMIN F. BOWEN
Children of Marriage: [under the age of 16 at the time of the soldier's
death]: AMELIA (MILLIE) ATCHESON, b. 10/21/1890 at Galatin, Allegheny Co.,
PA: no formal record made of birth.
Other Children of Marriage: JOHN PORTER b. 3/10/1867; WILLIAM JAMES,
b. 11/17/1870; CHARLES RANDOLPH, b. 1/30/1872; HARRY STANLEY, b. 9/21/1878;
ANNA MARTHA, b. 4/13/1881; SAMUEL HENRY, b. 9/11/1883; ELIZABETH CLARINDA,
Also included was a report of his "roll call" status and locations,
from the time of enlistment in 1862 to discharge in 1865. Including the
1) "Private Samuel Atcheson was tried by Court Martial on the charge
of absence without leave; found guilty and sentenced to be confined at
hard labor for 4 months and to forfeit 4 months pay; G. O. No. 4, Dept.
of W. VA, February 1, 1864. Subsequently transferred to Co. E, 22nd PA
Cavalry. Reported in hospital at Cumberland, MD at wounded status, July
of 1864, and that Private Samuel Atcheson reported for resumption of active
duty in September of 1864." -wound received on June 6, 1864.
2) A statement by comrade [and later brother-in-law] HENRY ROBSON:
"That I was present when the surgeon of the regiment (Phelps) and the Hospital
surgeon in charge of the hospitals at Cumberland, Maryland (Lewis0 examined
the wound received by SAMUEL ACHESON. They probed for the ball but did
not find it. Surgeon Lewis remarked to me that the ball would not likely
be found as the ball penetrated the thorax and that he thought he would
recover, but that it would hurt him sometime in the future. I also further
state that I have no interest in this claim."[dated: August 1884] Invalid
Pension filed due to latter day affects of this wound; shown as" disease
of chest, stomach & rheumatism"