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Federal (USV)


Samuel Hanson

(c. 1839 - ?)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 22, from Biddeford, he enlisted as Corporal, Company A, 10th Maine Infantry, and mustered on 4 October 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 27 May 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

In April 1863 the Regiment was reduced to the 10th Battalion, and he was Sergeant Major. In May 1864, the Battalion became part of the 29th Maine Infantry and he remained Sergeant Major. He mustered out on 4 October 1864.

After the War

He applied for an increase to his Federal pension and a bill to that end was presented to the US Congress in 1900.

References & notes

His service from Gould1 and the Maine Adjutant General.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1839


Date not known; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Biddeford, ME


1   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pp. 341, 377  [AotW citation 17442]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pp. 264, 266  [AotW citation 17443]