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Federal (USV)


Samuel Hilton

(1842 - 1890)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at Providence on 17 April 1861 in Company F, First Rhode Island Infantry. He was wounded, slightly, at First Bull Run on 21 July 1861, having "been hit in the temple by a partially spent fragment of a shell and laid out senseless and inanimate, and was afterwards revived by the drizzling rain". He mustered out of the First Infantry on 1 August. Listed from Newport, he enlisted on 12 September 1861 in Company A, 4th Rhode Island Infantry.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He transferred to the 89th Company, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps on 23 November 1863 on account of wounds, and mustered out of the VRC on 31 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1. Quote above from Charles H. Clarke's History of Company F, 1st Regiment, R.I. Volunteers, during the spring and summer of 1861 (1891, online). Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave.




03/25/1890; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pp. 34, 279  [AotW citation 14059]