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Samuel B. Grissom
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Birth: Oct., 1836
Adair County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Feb. 17, 1909

Husband of Emily Dobson, married January 1, 1884 Mason County, Illinois.

Date of death per pension record: Feb 17 1909
Name on pension record: Samuel Grissom

History of the 85th Illinois Volunteers
Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Henry J. Aten
Pages 393 - 407

SAMUEL B. GRISSOM, aged twenty-three, born at Columbia, Adair county, Kentucky, removed to Illinois in 1857, enlisted from Bath, Ill., single, farmer. Served to the close of war and was mustered out with the regiment. Is a farmer and resides near Kilbourne, Mason county, Illinois.

Company D was enrolled by Dr. Charles W. Houghton, residing at Bath, Mason county, and was recruited between July 18 and August 8, 1862. At the organization of the company, the following commissioned officers were elected: Charles W. Houghton, captain; Comfort H. Ramon, first lieutenant, and Charles H. Chatfield, second lieutenant.

This company was mustered in with 95 officers and men, of whom 5 were killed in action, 3 died of wounds, 1 was accidentally killed and 15 received wounds in battle which did not prove fatal while in the service, 13 died of disease, 22 were discharged for disability, 1 was transferred, and 40 officers and men were mustered out with the regiment.

Under the careful training of Lieutenant Chatfield this company became very proficient in the skirmish drill, and upon all occasions performed its duty with zeal and energy.
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  Mabel Gertrude Grissom Hall (1890 - 1922)*
*Calculated relationship
CO. D. 85 ILL. INF.

Note: Gravestone photo taken by Judy Hofreiter of
Kilbourne Cemetery
Mason County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Jan 06, 2008
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