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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 #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)

Cenotaph: Weybridge Hill Cemetery, Weybridge, VT
Marker/Plot:
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Alan Lathrop

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: VHS off-site
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: None
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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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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.