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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 27, 1879.

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

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