Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861

Born 03 July 1841

Died   05 February 1862

Buried Moss Cemetery, Madison County Indiana

Samuel B. Hensley


Original base and location of grave.

At first the veteran was thought to be in a unmarked grave. After some research by Greg Tompkins the original headstone was found half buried in the ground down a steep hill located on the backside of the cemetery. With the help  of two dedicated men, John Modlin and Keith Sherman, the stone was retrieved, cleaned and returned to the original burial location.

Private Hensley was admitted to a hospital in Washington D.C. on November 6th, 1861 with a case of remittent fever. On January 13th, 1862 he was discharged from the service for disability.


Three weeks later Samuel passed away back home in Indiana.


In August of 1890 his mother Martha filed for and was granted a "mothers pension".