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Sampson, Merrill T.

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 21, credited to Weybridge, VT
Unit(s): 5th VT INF
Service: enl 8/16/61, m/i 9/16/61, SGT, Co. F, 5th VT INF, pr 2LT, Co. G, 11/22/62 (11/22/62), pr 1LT, Co. G, 3/1/63 (3/17/63), kia, Cold Harbor, 6/3/64

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VITALS

Birth: 07/12/1840, Cornwall, VT
Death: 06/03/1864

Burial: Cold Harbor National Cemetery, Mechanicsville, VA
Marker/Plot: C-505
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 3070214

Cenotaph: Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Weybridge, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop
Findagrave Memorial #: 43792669


MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: See UVM's Digital Collections for the Civil War

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BURIAL:

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Tombstone

Cold Harbor National Cemetery, VA

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CENOTAPH:

Tombstone

Tombstone

Cenotaph in Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Weybridge, VT

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Photo

VHS - Reunion Society Collection

Photo

John Gibson Collection

Merritt T. Samson

Epitaph

"Come, let no darkness daunt us. Let us go
Where Cornwall Village dreams not far below
And on their obelisk read how Truman Lane
Died in the Wilderness; Stillman Smith was slain
At Donelson; and at Cold Harbor
Captain Samson (sic). Then, strangely, Alva Barlow
'Hung by Guerrillas!' -- the stone does not say where.
Perhaps it's not a monument's affair.
But I'll weep -- even for Alva -- if you can weep
For him, for all, for Southern boys asleep
Like these your fathers may somewhere have known.

Donald Davidson, "Poems, 1922-1961," University of Minnesota Press, 1966, p. 54.

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