From History of the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry 1905
Captain Samuel C. Wagner Cumberland, 1883-1886 (D32) Adams and Cumberland Counties
Captain Samuel C. Wagner, born August 9, 1843, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania; son of John M. and Jane Wagner (spelled Waggoner, 1860 census), common school education; Big Spring Academy; apprenticed, blacksmith, tanner; captain, Civil War, 1861-1864; married, Laura Ege Wagner, 1866, children Charles W. Wagner, Jane Spencer Kennedy, Annie Louisa Claudy, Sarah Given Conner, George Baker Wagner, Walter Emmett Wagner, Samuel C. Wagner, Jr., Thomas H. Wagner; engaged, banking, 1865-1868; engaged, grain, coal lumber, businesses, 1868-1918; elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 1883-1886; died, March 12, 1918 (age 74) in his son Charles's home, chronic interstitial nephritis of unknown duration, Wynnewood, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; interment, Big Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Newville, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania.
Enlisted, Newville, 19, three-year service, August 17, 1861, Company H, 60th regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 3rd Cavalry, federal service, Washington DC, private, Company H, 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry (60th Pennsylvania); promoted, commissary sergeant November 25, 1862, commissioned, 2nd lieutenant, commissary of subsistence, May 1, 1863, saw action at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Chickahominy, Malvern Hill, White Oak Swamp, Richmond, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Antietam, Brandy Station, Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville, Haymarket, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Hatcher’s Run, Petersburg, Charles City Crossroads, and Cumberland Valley (Tennessee) mustered out, Captain, August 24, 1864. Served with his neighbor, Captain and Pennsylvania State Senator William E. Miller.
Banking business, First National Bank of Newville, 1865- 1868; from 1868 through the remainder of his life, ran a successful grain, coal, and lumber business.
Elected, Democrat, Pennsylvania State Senate, 32nd district, Adams and Cumberland Counties 1883-1886; committee assignments, Agriculture, Federal Relations, Finance, Legislative Apportionment and Public Buildings.
Smull’s Legislative Handbook, (1885). Smull, W.P., (Editor) Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, pages 844, 849-851, Biographical Sketches of Senators, page 814.
Virtue, Liberty, Independence Pennsylvania's State Senators in the Civil War; 1861-1865 pg. 41