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Pvt Samuel S. Sweetland

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Pvt Samuel S. Sweetland

Birth
Vernon, Windham County, Vermont, USA
Death 5 May 1862 (aged 24)
Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Burial Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 39126469 View Source
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Samuel died as a prisoner in Richmond Virginia.. his body was never returned to Vermont.

Son of Clark and Betsey Sweetland.

Married Mar 6, 1857 in Albany Vermont to Emerancy Reed. They had 2 children: Flora Chloe and Samuel Alfred.


American Civil War Soldiers

Name: Samuel Sweetland
Residence: Troy, Vermont
Enlistment Date: 30 Jul 1861
Side Served: Union
State Served: Vermont
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 30 July 1861.
Enlisted in Company D, 3rd Infantry Regiment Vermont on 30 Jul 1861.
Died as a prisoner Company D, 3rd Infantry Regiment Vermont on 5 May 1862 at Richmond, VA.


Samuel did not die so easily as to sleep peacefully on the battlefield. He was seriously wounded and was taken prisoner at Yorktown, VA on 16 Apr 1862 and was transported to Richmond, VA where he died on 5 May at the confederate General Hospital No. 1.

He was buried outside of the Shockoe Hill Cemetery walls next to the Poor House (now part of the Hebrew Cemetery) but was disinterred around 1866 and was put in an unmarked grave at the Richmond National Cemetery.


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