About this Famous Person
Samuel S. SUMNER
United States Army general during the Spanish-American War, Boxer Rebellion, and Philippine-American War
Source : Tim DOWLING
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.
- Father Edwin Vose SUMNER