Samuel S Graham


BirthDec. 11, 1834
DeathMay 7, 1918
CemeteryDanbury Marion (Danbury)
PostGraham (Danbury)
Unit40th Iowa Infantry, Company A

1st Sergeant Samuel S Graham

Company A, 40th Iowa Infantry

Graham was born in Ohio on December 11, 1934. The 27 old year was residing in Pella (Marion County), Iowa when he enlisted as a sergeant on August 15, 1862. He was mustered in the regiment on September 26, 1862 and served about 34 months. Graham was mustered out on August 2, 1865 at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory. He was promoted to 1st sergeant on January 7, 1865.

The 40th Iowa Infantry was organized and mustered at Iowa City on November 15, 1862. The unit fought in several major battles and military operations. Some of them include:

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (June 3-July 4, 1863).

Capture of Little Rock (AK) (September 10, 1864).

Battle of Jenkins’ Ferry (AK) (April 30, 1864). Regimental losses were 6 killed, 35 wounded, and 17 were captured.

Graham died on May 7, 1918 at the age of 79 years. He is buried in the Danbury-Marion Cemetery in Danbury (Red Willow County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Graham Post (#298) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Danbury. The Post was not named for him.

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


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