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Civil War Soldiers - Sully
|Sully, Alfred, brigadier-general, U.S.
Army, was born in the state of Pennsylvania in 1821. Graduating at the
United States military academy in 1841, he served with his regiment,
the 2nd U. S. infantry, in the Florida war against the Seminole
Indians, the Mexican war, the Rogue River expedition in Oregon, and in
campaigns against the Sioux and Cheyennes in Minnesota and Nebraska.
During the Civil war, as a colonel and later as brigadier-general of
volunteers, he participated in the siege of Yorktown, the affair at
West Point, the battles of Fair Oaks, Peach Orchard, Savage Station,
Glendale, Malvern hill, Chantilly, South mountain, Antietam,
Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and the marches and campaigns
incident thereto. He was ordered to Dakota territory in 1863 and
commanded the expedition against the hostile Indians of the northwest,
defeating the combined tribes at White Stone hill, for which
engagement he was brevetted a brigadier-general in the regular
service, having already been made a brevet major-general of
volunteers. Gen. Sully died at Vancouver barracks, Wash. Ter., April
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908