Private Pearsoll was wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 1st, 1863 and would spend the next 8 months in the hospital. He was captured during the fighting around Cold Harbor Virginia on May 23rd, 1864. Samuel was first sent to Richmond Virginia then moved to the Andersonville Georgia prison. From there he was moved to the prison at Florence South Carolina where he died.
His mother Matilda filed for a "mothers" pension in September of 1865.
Unknown date of death and burial location.
Mustered into service as a Private on July 29th, 1861