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Samuel A. Simonson [Simison]
Lt. Col. Samuel A. Simonson; Field & Staff, 23rd Illinois Infantry

Samuel A. Simonson [Simison] enlisted as a Captain on 15 Jun 1861.
He was commissioned into Company 'D' of the Illinois 23rd Infantry regiment on 15 Jun 1861.
He served more than 49 months in the 23 ILL Infantry, 15 Jun 1861 to 24 July 1865.

While Samuel A. Simonson [Simison] was in service, the 23rd Illinois Infantry regiment was engaged in the following battles that had a direct impact on the course of the war and / or a decisive influence on a campaign:
  • Kernstown [Winchester], Va., 24 July 1864
  • Opequon [Winchester_III], Va., 19 Sept 1864
  • Fisher's Hill, Va., 22 Sept 1864
  • White Oak Road [Hatcher’s Run], Va., 31 Mar 1865
  • Assault on Fort Gregg and fall of Petersburg, Va., 02 April 1865
  • Appomattox Court House, Va., 09 April 1865

    The the 23rd ILL Infantry regiment was present at the surrender of Gen. Lee and his army at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on 09 April 1865.

    Samuel A. Simonson [Simison] was
  • promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 06 Sept 1864
  • transferred from Company D to Field & Staff on 06 Sept 1864
  • promoted to Colonel on 11May 1865 [not mustered]

    Samuel A. Simonson [Simison] was mustered out at Richmond, Va., on 24 July 1865 and discharged at Chicago, Ill., on 30 July 1865.

  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS Civil War Soldiers and Sailor System
    databases report 'Simison' as the surnames.

  • Historical Data Systems, Inc., Duxbury, MA 02331
  • NPS CWSSS Regimental Histories
  • NPS CWSSS Battle Summaries
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