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Samuel S. SUMNER

American Samuel S. SUMNER

born Samuel Storrow SUMNER

United States Army general during the Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, and Philippine-American War

Source :  Tim DOWLING

Born: on February 06, 1842 in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, USA
Died: on July 26, 1937 in Brookline, Massachusetts, USA


Biography

Sumner was born in Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania on February 16, 1842. He served in the Union army during the Civil War. For much of the war, he served on the staff of his father, General Edwin V. Sumner. After the war's end, he stayed in the army and served in the cavalry during the Indian Wars as did his brother Civil War brevet brigadier general Edwin Vose Sumner, Jr. Samuel's name commemorates his father's mentor and friend, Samuel Appleton Storrow (1787–1837), previously a Judge Advocate Major in the U. S. Army.

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