IL 53rd Inf Co H. Residence: Morris, Grundy County, Illinois. Born 14 Jul 1830 in Norway. Civil War: Farmer. Age 35. Blue eyes, light hair, light complexion, 5’10”. Enlisted for three years on 30 Mar 1864 at Morris. Mustered 27 Apr 1864 at Ottawa, Illinois. Private. Mustered out 25 Mar 1865, expiration of term of service. Died 19 Feb 1866. Buried West Lisbon Lutheran Churchyard, Kendall County, Illinois. Sources: (ILSA reel 5 p42; reel 47-9 p42) (Rootsweb “Veterans of the Civil War Burials in Kendall County”) “Sampson, Sam”