SAMUEL JOSEPH MCCALEB
5 thTENNESSEE CAVALRY
USA

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Born: about 1841 in Jackson County, Tennessee
Died: 24 May 1864 at Camp Gillem, Dickson County, Tennessee
Buried:
Parents: Samuel Moore and Ellenor (Ray) McCaleb (Samuel McCaleb - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry)

Never Married

RELATIVES WHO SERVED

  • Father: Samuel McCaleb - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry
  • Brother: David Lindsey McCaleb - 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry
  • Brother: James Madison McCaleb - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA
  • Brother: William Addison McCaleb - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry
  • Brother-in-law: William Barnett - 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry - USA

MILITARY INFORMATION

5 thTennessee Cavalry
Company A

ABSTRACT:

  • Entered the service as a Private and left the service as a Private
  • Enlisted21 Jul 1862 at Nashville
  • Age: 19; Height: 6'; Complexion: Fair; Eyes: Blue; Hair: Brown; Bron: Jackson County
  • Mustered In: 21 Jul 1862
  • Enlistment - 31 Oct 1862: Present
  • Nov & Dec 1862: Present
  • Jan & Feb 1863: Not Stated
  • 28 Feb - 30 Jun 1863: Present
  • Jul & Aug 1863: Present
  • Sep & Oct 1863: Absent without leave since 14 Oct 1863; The charge of absence without leave was removed, He was absent on scouting expedition
  • Nov & Dec 1863: Present
  • Jan & Apr 1864: Present
  • May & Jun 1864: Killed by accident at Camp Gillem 24 May 1864
  • Apr 1864: Absent guarding Rail Road at White Bluff
  • May 1864: Loss May 24 Whites Bluff. Died in Action on of wounds rec'd there
  • 25 Jun 1865: Died May 1864
  • 11 Jun 1868: Charge of absence without leave removed absent on scouting expedition
  • Enlistment Papers Included
  • 28 Sep 1867 - Reported killed by accident at Camp Gillem 24 May 1864

PENSION APPLICATION ABSTRACT

No Pension

CENSUS DATA

  • 1850 Census: Jackson County, TN, Page259
  • 1860 Census: Putnam County, TN, Page 99

ADDITIONAL DATA:

"Stray Leaves from Putnam County History" by Mary Hopson
"Pistol dropped and he was accidentally killed at White's Bluff Station near Nashville."

Camp Gillem
Trails sign at 210 Ferbee Road, Tennessee City TN 37055
"This Union camp and surrounding fortifications was established to protect a locomotive yard and long trestle on the military railroad near here. Soldiers from Camp Gillem patrolled the area seeking Confederate guerrillas who sought to disrupt railroad activities."
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