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Civil War Soldiers - Sturgis

Sturgis, Samuel D., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Shippensburg, Pa., June 11, 1822. He was graduated at the U. S. military academy in 1846 and entered the army as brevet second lieutenant of the 2nd dragoons. In the permanent establishment he was promoted second lieutenant Feb. 16, 1847, first lieutenant on July 15, 1853, captain in the 1st U. S. cavalry March 3, 1855, major May 3, 1861, lieutenant-colonel of the 6th cavalry Oct. 27, 1863, colonel of the 7th cavalry May 6, 1869, was brevetted lieutenant-colonel Aug. 10, 1861, for services at Wilson's creek, Mo., colonel Aug. 29, 1862, for gallantry at the second Bull Run, brigadier-general and major-general on March 13, 1865, for conduct at South mountain and Fredericksburg, and was retired June 11, 1886. In the volunteer service he was appointed brigadier-general Aug. 10, 1861, and was mustered out Aug. 24, 1865. He was captured by the Mexicans at Buena Vista, and was in service against the Indians during a large part of his military life. Gen. Sturgis died in St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 28, 1889.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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