James Sampson(c. 1840 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 82nd New York Infantry (2nd Militia)
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 21 in New York City, and mustered as Private in Company A, 82nd New York Infantry on 21 May 1861. He transferred to Company E in July 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was originally buried on the Antietam battlefield, but reinterred in the National Cemetery during or before 1867.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Death and burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, which lists him as James Simpson in Company H. Service detail from the State of New York2.
Death Date: 09/17/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 4170]
2 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 30 (for the year 1901), pg. 450 [AotW citation 8390]
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