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Sturgis, Samuel Davislocked

(11 June 1822–28 September 1889)
  • Michael A. Cavanaugh

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Sturgis, Samuel Davis (11 June 1822–28 September 1889), soldier, was born in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, the son of James Sturgis and Mary Brandenburg (occupations unknown). Samuel entered the U.S. Military Academy on 1 July 1842 at the age of twenty. He graduated thirty-second in a class of fifty-nine in July 1846, a class of future stars of the American Civil War, including ...

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