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Federal (USV)


Samuel L. Jepson

(1839 - 1926)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A shoemaker from Ipswich, he enlisted as Corporal in Company F, 2nd Massachusetts Infantry at age 21 in May 1861. Promoted Sergeant 5 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

Returned to duty 10 March 1863. Reenlisted. Promoted to First Sergeant on 1 March 1864, back to Sergeant 4 March 1865, again First Sergeant on 23 April 1865. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant 3 July 1865, but not mustered at that rank.

After the War

The 1880 Census lists him in Lynn, MA, a grocer living on Norcross Street with wife Georgia (31) and daughters Clara (13) and Elva (8). By 1899 he was a shoemaker boarding on Monroe Street.

References & notes

Basic information from Quint1. His gravesite on Findagrave. Details from family genealogists.


04/1839; Berwick, ME


04/1926; burial in Pine Grove Cemetery, Lynn, MA


1   Quint, Alonzo Hall, The Record of the Second Massachusetts Infantry: 1861-1865, Boston: James P. Walker, 1867, pp. 365 - 376, 453  [AotW citation 14452]