Corporal Samuel H. Overton of A Company, 44th Virginia Infantry Regiment

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Corporal Samuel H. Overton of A Company, 44th Virginia Infantry Regiment and A Company, 20th Battalion Virginia Heavy Artillery Regiment in uniform and kepi with bayoneted musket
Samuel H. Overton

Residence Appomattox County VA; a 24 year-old Tobacconist.

Enlisted on 5/10/1861 at Appomattox Court House, VA as a Corporal.

On 5/10/1861 he mustered into "A" Co. VA 44th Infantry
He was transferred out on 3/27/1862

On 3/27/1862 he transferred into "A" Co. VA 20th Battn Heavy Artillery
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
* On rolls 7/15/1861 (place not stated)
* On rolls 4/15/1862 (place not stated)
* Detached 9/6/1862 Richmond Defenses
* On rolls 12/31/1864 (place not stated) (Present)
* POW 4/6/1865 Sailor's Creek, VA
* Wounded 4/6/1865 Sailor's Creek, VA (Flesh of upper leg)
* Confined 4/7/1865 IX Corps, 2nd Div Hospital
* Confined 4/14/1865 V Corps Hospital, City Point, VA
* Sent 5/1/1865 Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC (Via Hospital Steamer "State of Maine")
* Confined 5/2/1865 Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC
* Oath Allegiance 6/9/1865 Lincoln Hospital, Washington, DC (Released)
* Trans Furnished 6/10/1865 Appomattox County, VA
Promotions:
* 2nd Lieut 12/28/1861
* 1st Lieut 3/27/1862
* Capt 5/9/1863
He was described at enlistment as:
5' 10.0", light complexion, blue eyes, brown hair

(Son of James E. and brother of John H. Overton.)
 
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