Samuel B Hall


BirthSept. 20, 1841
DeathJune 16, 1931
CemeteryAshland (Ashland)
PostMcCook (Ashland)
Unit41st Illinois Infantry, Company F

Corporal Samuel B Hall

Company F, 41st Illinois Infantry

Hall was born in Hancock County, New Hampshire on September 20, 1841. He was residing in Clinton (DeWitt County), Illinois when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 7, 1861. Hall was promoted to corporal on May 10, 1862. He served 3 years and was discharged on August 20, 1864.

The 41st Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Decatur, Illinois on August 5, 1861. During Hall’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Capture of Fort Donelson (TN) (February 12-16, 1862). Regimental losses were 13 killed and 8 wounded on February 15, 1862.

Battle of Shiloh (TN) (April 6-7, 1862). Regimental losses were 23 killed , 7 wounded, and 1 captured on April 6, 1862.

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 22-July 4, 1863).

Siege of Jackson (MS) (July 10-17, 1863). Regimental losses were 19 killed and 7 wounded on July 12, 1863.

Hall died on June 16, 1931 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Ashland Cemetery in Ashland (Saunders County), Nebraska. Hall was a member of the McCook Post (#31) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Ashland. In addition, he was a member of the Bradley Post (#134) in Wood River, Nebraska.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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