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Federal (USV)


James Sampson

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 82nd New York Infantry (2nd Militia)

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was originally buried on the Antietam battlefield, but reinterred in the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & 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.


c. 1840


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in 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]