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Federal (USV)


Samuel B. Little

(c. 1828 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

A resident of Claremont, he enlisted in Company G, 5th New Hampshire Infantry at age 33 on 27 September 1861 and mustered in 12 October 1861, as First Sergeant. He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant on 1 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the leg in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

By 1 October he was a patient at the Academy Hospital, Chambersburg, PA. He was again wounded, in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December. He died of wounds on 24 December 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Academy Hospital patient list in the Philadelphia Inquirer of 1 October 1862.


c. 1828; Newburyport, MA


12/24/1862; Falmouth, VA; burial in Pleasant Street Cemetery, Claremont, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 109 - 130  [AotW citation 13428]