Samuel Martin was born in 1838 in Ireland. He enlisted on May 11, 1861 in New York City in Company G of the 38th New York Infantry Regiment, for a two-year period. He mustered in as a Corporal on June 3, 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on August 20, 1861 and to First Sergeant on September 1, 1862. He was reduced to Sergeant (date unknown) and transferred to Company B on December 21, 1862. He mustered out with his Company on June 22, 1863 in East New York, New Jersey.
He died in 1916.
8564 on WPA locations, Center Drive (now Close Dr) Miller Plot 123. His WPA file card states that he was wounded in action on June 30, 1864, while serving in Company A of the 10th New York Artillery Regiment, but Sergeant Martin was out of the service by that date. New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs, Unit History Project, 38th Infantry Regiment, page # 102. He is on Richard Lander's list as 38th Infantry and is in the 1890 Veterans' census as 38th Infantry. He is listed twice in the 38th Infantry and 10th Artillery on Ancestry.com: 1861-65, both are HARA 551/ roll 8. It would appear that the WPA card is not correct and the Martin buried in Middle Patent cemetery is not the Martin who served in the 10th Artillery.