Amos, Aquila

African American Soldier - No photograph currently available

Aquila Amos was born in about 1823 in Baltimore, Maryland and was living in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania by 1850 working as a barber. He married Ann E. Amos and had two children. Amos enlisted on January 20, 1864 in Boston into Company E of the 5th Massachusetts Cavalry during the Civil War. He was about thirty-nine years old at the time of his enlistment and stood about five feet and ten inches tall. In 1865, he was promoted to Regimental Colored Sergeant. He is buried in Lincoln Cemetery in Penbrook, Pennsylvania. (By Brenna McKelvey)

Life span
01/01/1823

Life Summary

Full name
  Aquila Amos
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Estimated
Gender
  Male
Race
  Black
Sectional choice
  North
No. of Spouses
  1
No. of Children
  2
Family
  Ann E. Amos (wife)
Occupation
  Military
Other Occupation
  Barber
Military
  Union Army