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Collection Number: 03870-z

Collection Title: Ira B. Sampson Papers, 1862-1891

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Size 7 items
Abstract Ira B. Sampson (1840-1890) of Springfield, Mass., was a captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He was captured on the North Carolina coast and imprisoned at Andersonville, Ga., and Columbia, S.C. The collection consists of a Civil War diary and memo book (226 p.), 1864-1865, of Ira B. Sampson, with a few related papers. The pocket diary describes the surrender of Fort William at Plymouth, N.C., in April 1864; Sampson's experiences as a prisoner at Andersonville, Ga., and at Columbia, S.C.; and other matters. Also included are a photograph of Sampson, 1863; his two commissions as an officer in the Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1863; and photocopies of Sampson's 1881 application for a disability pension and his widow's 1891 application for a pension following his death from consumption in 1890.
Creator Sampson, Ira B., 1840-1890.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Ira B. Sampson Papers #3870-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2003) available.
  • Reel 1: entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Hamilton Galleries of New York in 1968.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Ira B. Sampson (1840-1890) was a captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. He was captured on the North Carolina coast and imprisoned at Andersonville, Ga., and Columbia, S.C. Sampson married Mary A. Cooley of Springfield, Mass., in 1865, and with her had three children: Marcus, Walter, and Luke. Ira B. Sampson died from consumption in Arizona on 23 December 1890.

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The collection consists of a Civil War diary and memo book (226 p.), 1864-1865, of Ira B. Sampson, a captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Heavy Artillery, with a few related papers. The pocket diary describes the surrender of Fort William at Plymouth, N.C., in April 1864; Sampson's experiences as a prisoner of war at Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Ga., and at Columbia, S.C.; and other matters. Also included are a photograph of Sampson, 1863; his two commissions as an officer in the Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1863; and photocopies (1958) of Sampson's 1881 application for a disability pension and his widow's 1891 application for a pension following his death from consumption in 1890.

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Contents list

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7 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

Papers, 1862-1891 #03870-z, Series: "Papers, 1862-1891." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Anna Brooke Allan, January 1969

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, November 2005

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid.

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