Samuel  Sampson

Samuel Sampson

15th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

The Scandinavian Regiment

Name at Enlist Samuel Sampson
Birth Name
Lived ca. 1839 - 30 May 1862
Residence at Muster-In Boone County, IL
Company at Enlistment A
Rank at Enlistment Private
Muster Date 15 Nov 1861
Cause of Death Disease
Death Location Mississippi River Island No. 10
Burial Location Mississippi River Cemetery near Memphis, TN

Samuel Sampson joined the WI 15th Infantry, Company A. The men of the company called themselves the "St. Olaf's Rifles." They were also known as the "Sailor Company" because of the large number of seamen in its ranks, and as the "Chicago Company" because so many of its members were residents of that city.

The army listed him as living in Boone County, IL, age 22, and unmarried. He enlisted for three years on October 16, 1861, in Boone County and mustered at Madison, WI, on November 15, 1861, as a Private (Menig). He died of disease at Mississippi River Island No. 10 on May 30, 1862, and was buried in the Mississippi River Cemetery near Memphis, TN.

Sources: Series 1200: Records of Civil War Regiments, 1861-1900, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, box 76-3; Regimental muster and descriptive rolls, 1861-1865, Wisconsin Adjutant General’s Office, vol.20, p.20; Det Femtende Regiment, Wisconsin Frivillige [The Fifteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers], Ole A. Buslett (Decorah, Iowa, 1894), p.263 English; Nordmaendene i Amerika, Martin Ulvestad, 1907, History Book Co., Minneapolis, MN, p.326.


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