Name SALOMON, Friedrich (Frederick)
Born April 7 1826, Strobreck, Saxony
Died March 8 1897, Salt Lake City UT
Pre-War Profession Surveyor, service in Prussian Army, emigrated to US in 1848, surveyor, railroad engineer.
War Service May 1861 Capt in 5th Missouri, Wilson's Creek, Col. of 9th Wisconsin, served in Missouri and Arkansas, June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Kansas, defended Helena, Jenkins Ferry.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Surveyor general in Missouri and Utah Territory.
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Name SANBORN, John Benjamin
Born December 5 1826, Epsom NH
Died May 16 1904, St Paul MN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, state quartermaster general.
War Service 1861 Col. of 4th Minnesota, Iuka, Corinth, commanded 1st Bde/7th Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist of Southwest Missouri, defended against Sterling price's raid.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. February 10 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
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Name SANDERS, William Price
Born August 12 1833, nr Frankfort KY
Died November 19 1863, Knoxville TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier service with the dragoons, Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 6th Cavalry in Washington defences, Peninsula campaign, Maryland campaign, Col. of 5th Kentucky Cavalry, pursued Morgan's raiders, commanded a brigade and division in the Knoxville campaign, October 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Knoxville (mw).
Notes Fort Loudon was renamed Ft Sanders in his honour. The battle of Fort Sanders occurred 10 days after his death.

Name SAXTON, Rufus
Born October 19 1824, Greenfield MA
Died February 23 1908, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Farm worker, graduated West Point 1849, Seminole war, survey work, instructor in artillery tactics at West Point, travelled on duty in Europe.
War Service 1861 chief quartermaster to Nathaniel Lyon, McClellan's staff in West Virginia, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded defences of Harper's Ferry Medal of Honor, had various commands, engaged in the enlistment and organisation of Black soldiers, served in the Freedmen's Bureau.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. January 12 1865.
Post War Career Army service in quartermasters department, retired 1888.
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Name SCAMMON, Eliakim Parker
Born December 27 1816, Whitefield ME
Died December 7 1894, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, served in Topographical Engineers, Seminole war, Mexican war, survey duty, dismissed from the service in 1856 for disobedience and bad conduct, teacher.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 23rd Ohio, Carnifix Ferry, commanded a brigade in the Dist of the Kanawha, commanded 1st Bde/Kanawha Divn/IX Corps at Antietam, October 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist of Kanawha, captured by guerillas, released after 6 months, commanded Dist of Florida.
Post War Career US consul in Canada, professor at Seton Hall.
Notes His capture by guerillas occurred when he insisted on travelling at night through unsafe territory.

Name SCHENCK, Robert Cumming
Born October 4 1809, Franklin OH
Died March 23 1890, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman, minister to Brazil.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade at First Bull Run, Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 1st Divn/I Corps at Second Bull Run (w), August 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Middle Dept at Baltimore, December 1863 resigned to sit in Congress.
Post War Career US congressman, minister to Great Britain, lawyer, author.
Notes He was an authority on draw poker.

Name SCHIMMELFENNIG, Alexander "Schimmel"
Born July 20 1824, Lithauen, Prussia
Died September 5 1865, nr Wernersville PA
Pre-War Profession Officer in Prussian army, emigrated to US 1853, writer, engineer, draftsman.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 74th Pennsylvania, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/I Corps at Second Bull Run, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/IX Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), served in South Carolina, Charleston.
Notes Although born a Junker, he was a devoted socialist and changed his name from Von Schimmelfennig. Contracted tuberculosis around the end of the War.

Name SCHOEPF, Albin Francisco
Born March 1 1822, Podgorz, Poland
Died May 10 1886, Hyattsville MD
Pre-War Profession Officer in Austrian army, emigrated to US in 1851, hotel porter, patent clerk.
War Service September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Kentucky, Mill Springs, commanded 1st Divn/III Corps at Perryville, commanded a prison at Fort Delaware for the remainder of the War.
Post War Career Examiner of patents.
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Name SCHOFIELD, John McAllister
Born September 29 1831, Gerry NY
Died March 4 1906, St Augustine FL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, instructor at West Point, college professor under leave of absence.
War Service 1861 mustering duty, Maj. in 1st Missouri, served on Lyon's staff at Wilson's Creek Medal of Honor, November 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Union militia in Missouri, commanded the Army of the Frontier, May 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers (to rank from November 1862) (earlier promotion not confirmed by Senate), commanded a division in Tennessee, commanded Dept of the Missouri, commanded XXIII Corps in Atlanta campaign, opposed Hood's invasion of Tennessee, Franklin, Nashville, November 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. in Regular Army, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded First Military District, secretary of war, superintendent of West Point, commanding general of the Army, retired 1895.
Notes He conducted a competent defence of Franklin, breaking Hood's army, but was involved in intrigues against Thomas.
On the Internet John McAllister Schofield, Lieutenant General, United States Army
Further reading
McDonough, James L Schofield: Union general in the Civil War and Reconstruction Tallahassee, Florida State University Press, 1972

Name SCHURZ, Carl
Born March 2 1829, Liblar, Prussia
Died May 14 1906, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Journalist, soldier and revolutionary in Germany, emigrated to US 1852, politician, minister to Spain.
War Service April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division under Fremont in the Shenandoah, commanded 3rd Divn/I Corps at Second Bull Run, March 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/XI Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, commanded a depot at Nashville, was Slocum's chief of staff in Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career US senator, secretary of the interior, journalist.
Notes
Further reading
Donner, Barbara Carl Schurz and the Civil War Chicago, 1933
Trefousse, Hans L Carl Schurz, a biography Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press, 1982

Name SCOTT, Robert Kingston
Born July 8 1826, Armstrong Cty PA
Died August 12 1900, Henry Cty OH
Pre-War Profession Gold miner, doctor, real estate speculator.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 68th Ohio, Lt. Col., Col., Vicksburg campaign, Atlanta campaign, Carolinas campaign, January 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. December 5 1865.
Post War Career Served in Freedmen's Bureau, governor of South Carolina.
Notes He participated freely in a very corrupt administration in South Carolina.

Name SCOTT, Winfield "Old Fuss and Feathers"
Born June 13 1786, nr Petersburg VA
Died May 29 1866, West Point NY
Pre-War Profession Fought in every war from 1812, commander in chief of the Army.
War Service 1861 Maj. Gen. (since 1841), Union commander in chief, conceived the "Anaconda Plan", retired October 1861 after McClellan was made commander of the Army of the Potomac.
Post War Career Wrote memoirs, travelled.
Notes
On the Internet Winfield Scott Biography Page
Further reading
Elliott, Charles Winslow Winfield Scott: the soldier and the man New York, Arno Press, 1979
Scott, Winfield Memoirs of Lieut.-General Scott, LL.D. Freeport NY, Books for Libraries Press, 1970
Smith, Arthur Douglas Howden Old Fuss and Feathers; the life and exploits of Lt.-General Winfield Scott, the only American commander who never lost a battle, the one victorious general to lose a presidential election, patron of Lee, protector of Lincoln, most inept of politicians, strategist, statesman, humanitarian New York, Greystone Press, 1937

Name SEDGWICK, John
Born September 13 1813, Cornwall Hollow CT
Died May 9 1864, Spotsylvania VA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, graduated West Point 1837, Mexican war, cavalry duty, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st US Cavalry, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, defences of Washington, commanded 2nd Divn/II Corps in Peninsula campaign, Glendale (w), July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Antietam (w), commanded II Corps, commanded IX Corps, commanded VI Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Bridge, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (k).
Notes A fine general, much loved by his men. His last words are widely misreported.
On the Internet Major-General Sedgwick
Further reading
Winslow, Richard Elliott General John Sedgwick, the story of a Union corps commander Novato CA, Presidio Press, 1982

Name SEWARD, William Henry Jr
Born June 18 1839, Auburn NY
Died April 26 1920, Auburn NY
Pre-War Profession Store clerk, secretary to his father when he was a US Senator, banker.
War Service August 1862 Lt. Col. of 138th New York (later 9th New York Heavy Artillery), Washington defences, (regiment converted to infantry), Cold Harbor, Col., Monocacy (w), September 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade in West Virginia.
Post War Career Banker, businessman.
Notes He was the son of Secretary of State William H Seward.

Name SEYMOUR, Truman
Born September 24 1824, Burlington VT
Died October 30 1891, Florence, Italy
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican war, instructor at West Point, artillery duty, Seminole war.
War Service 1861 Capt. at Fort Sumter, Washington defences, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/V Corps at Seven Days, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/III Corps at Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Charleston Harbor (w), Olustee, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/VI Corps at Wilderness (c), exchanged 3 months later, commanded 3rd Divn/VI Corps in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, Petersburg, Appomattox campaign, Sayler's Creek.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the artillery, retired 1876,
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Name SHACKELFORD, James Murrell
Born July 7 1827, Lincoln Cty KY
Died September 7 1909, Port Huron MI
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, lawyer.
War Service 1861 recruited 25th Kentucky - Col., Fort Donelson, resigned March 1862, raised 8th Kentucky Cavalry - Col., March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Geiger's Lake (w), pursued Morgan in his Ohio raid, commanded a cavalry division at Cumberland Gap, commanded the Cavalry Corps at Knoxville, resigned January 1864.
Post War Career Lawyer, judge.
Notes

Name SHALER, Alexander
Born March 19 1827, Haddam CT
Died December 28 1911, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Militia officer, writer.
War Service June 1861 Lt. Col. of 65th New York, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Col., Antietam, Fredericksburg, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/VI Corps at Chancellorsville - Medal of Honor, May 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Gettysburg, commanded Johnson's Is prison, commanded 4th Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps at Wilderness (c), served in the Dept of the Gulf and the Dept of Arkansas.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. July 27 1865.
Post War Career Fire commissioner, Maj. Gen. in New York National Guard, president of NRA.
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Name SHEPARD, Isaac Fitzgerald
Born July 7 1816, Natick MA
Died August 25 1889, Bellingham MA
Pre-War Profession School principal, politician, newspaper editor.
War Service 1861 aide to Nathaniel Lyon, Wilson's Creek, Lt. Col. of 19th Missouri, Col. of 3rd Missouri, Arkansas Post, Col. of 51st US Colored Infantry, garrison and fortification duty, October 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by Senate.
Post War Career Adjutant general of Missouri, US consul in China, active in the GAR, newspaper editor.
Notes

Name SHEPLEY, George Foster
Born January 1 1819, Saco ME
Died July 20 1878, Portland ME
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US district attorney for Maine.
War Service November 1861 Col. of 12th Maine, New Orleans, military governor of Louisiana, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist of Eastern Virginia, military governor of Richmond.
Post War Career Lawyer, judge.
Notes

Name SHERIDAN, Philip Henry
Born March 6 1831, Albany NY
Died August 5 1888, Nosquitt MA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853 (after one year's suspension for chasing a cadet officer with a bayonet), frontier duty, Indian fighter.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 13th US Infantry, quartermaster for Halleck's force at Corinth, Col. of 2nd Michigan Cavalry, Booneville, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 11th Divn/Army of the Ohio at Perryville, commanded 3rd Divn/XVI Corps at Stone's River, December 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/XX Corps at Chickamauga, commanded 2nd Divn/IV Corps at Missionary Ridge, commanded Cavalry of Army of the Potomac in Overland campaign, Richmond raid, Yellow Tavern, conducted the Shenandoah Valley campaign, Third Winchester, September 1864 promoted Brig. Gen. in Regular Army, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, November 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. in Regular Army, Appomattox campaign, Five Forks.
Post War Career Army service, commanded the Military Division of the Gulf, commanded Fifth Military District, succeeded Sherman as commander-in-chief, author.
Notes A fierce fighter - one of the top Union generals.
On the Internet General Philip H. Sheridan
Further reading
Morris, Roy Sheridan : the life and wars of General Phil Sheridan New York, Vintage Books, 1993
O'Connor, Richard Sheridan the inevitable Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1953
Sheridan, Philip Henry Personal memoirs of P. H. Sheridan: General, United States Army New York, Webster, 1888
Stackpole, Edward J Sheridan in the Shenandoah: Jubal Early's nemesis Harrisburg PA, Stackpole Books, 1992

Name SHERMAN, Francis Trowbridge
Born December 31 1825, Newtown CT
Died November 9 1905, Waukegan IL
Pre-War Profession Post office clerk, gold miner.
War Service October 1861 Lt. Col. of 56th Illinois, Maj. in 12th Illinois Cavalry, Col. 88th Illinois, Perryville, Stone's River, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps at Missionary Ridge, chief of staff to O O Howard in Atlanta campaign (c), exchanged after 3 months, inspector general to Sheridan in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Appomattox campaign, provost marshal general of the Divn of the Gulf, July 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Sugar planter, barbed wire manufacturer, postmaster for Chicago, politician.
Notes

Name SHERMAN, Thomas West
Born March 26 1813, Newport RI
Died March 16 1879, Newport RI
Pre-War Profession Walked 400 miles to ask the President for an appointment to West Point, graduated West Point 1836, Florida war, recruitment duty, Mexican war, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. in regular army, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Port Royal expedition, commanded a division in the advance on Corinth, commanded a division at Port Hudson (w), commanded districts around New Orleans.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1870.
Notes

Name SHERMAN, William Tecumseh "Cump"
Born February 8 1820, Lancaster OH
Died February 14 1891, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, artillery duty, travelled widely in the South, Mexican war, served in Pacific Division, resigned US Army 1853, banker, lawyer, realtor, superintendent of a Louisiana military academy.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 13th US Infantry, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade at First Bull Run, served in Kentucky but was relieved because of instability, commanded Dist of Cairo, commanded 5th Divn/Army of the Tennessee at Shiloh (w), May 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Chickasaw Bluffs, Arkansas Post, commanded XV Corps in Vicksburg campaign, July 1863 promoted Brig. Gen. Regular Army, Missionary Ridge, commanded Divn of the Mississippi, Red River campaign, Meridien campaign, Atlanta campaign, August 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. in Regular Army, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Army service, commanded the Division of the Mississippi, Indian campaigns, general-in-chief after Grant's election to the presidency, retired 1883, author.
Notes A fierce commander, hated in the South but had a vision of modern war.
On the Internet Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman
Further reading
Fellman, Michael Citizen Sherman : a life of William Tecumseh Sherman New York, Random House, 1995
Johnson, Willis Fletcher Life of Wm. Techumseh Sherman, late retired general, U.S.A. : a graphic history of his career in war and peace Philadelphia, Hubbard Bros., 1891
Lewis, Lloyd Sherman : fighting prophet Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1993
Marszalek, John F Sherman : a soldier's passion for order New York, Vintage Civil War Library, 1994
Sherman, William T Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman New York, Library of America, 1990

Name SHIELDS, James
Born May 10 1810, Cty Tyrone, Ireland
Died June 1 1879, Ottumwa IA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Black Hawk war, politician, judge, Mexican war, US senator.
War Service August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Shenandoah Valley campaign, resigned March 1863.
Post War Career Railroad executive, US senator.
Notes Once challenged Lincoln to a duel, but they became good friends afterwards.

Name SIBLEY, Henry Hastings
Born February 29 1811, Detroit MI
Died February 18 1891, St Paul MN
Pre-War Profession Clerk, fur trapper, territorial delegate to congress, governor.
War Service 1862 Col. of state militia, fought the Sioux uprising, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by the Senate, reappointed March 1863, further service is unclear.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. November 29 1865.
Post War Career Businessman, politician.
Notes
Further reading
West, Nathaniel The ancestry, life, and times of Hon. Henry Hastings Sibley Saint Paul MN, Pioneer Press, 1889

Name SICKLES, Daniel Edgar
Born October 20 1819, New York NY
Died May 3 1914, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, acquitted of the murder of his wife's lover.
War Service 1861 raised the New York Excelsior Brigade, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by Senate, renominated and confirmed as of September 1861, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/III Corps in the Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, commanded 2nd Divn/III Corps at Antietam, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, commanded III Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), performed special missions for Pres. Lincoln, military governor of South Carolina.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service, US minister to Spain, US congressman.
Notes An able general, but no stranger to controversy.
On the Internet General Sickles
Further reading
Sauers, Richard Allen A Caspian Sea of ink: the Meade-Sickles controversy Baltimore, Butternut and Blue, 1989
Swanberg, W A Sickles the incredible New York, Scribner, 1956

Name SIGEL, Franz
Born November 18 1824, Baden, Germany
Died August 21 1902, New York NY
Pre-War Profession German army officer, revolutionary, emigrated to US, teacher.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 3rd Missouri, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 4th Bde/Army of Southwest Missouri at Wilson's Creek, commanded 1st Divn/Army of Southwest Missouri at Pea Ridge, March 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded I Corps at Second Bull Run, commanded XI Corps but left because of ill health, commanded Dept of West Virginia, New Market, removed from field duty, May 1865 resigned commission.
Post War Career Journalist, pension agent.
Notes
Further reading
Engle, Stephen Douglas The Yankee Dutchman : the life of Franz Sigel Fayetteville, University of Arkansas Press, 1993

Name SILL, Joshua Woodrow
Born December 6 1831, Chillicothe OH
Died December 31 1862, Stone's River TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, ordnance duty, resigned US Army 1861, teacher.
War Service 1861 adjutant general of Ohio, served in 33rd Ohio, Rich Mountain, Col., commanded 9th Bde/3rd Divn/Army of the Ohio at Battle Creek TN, Perryville, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/XVI Corps at Stone's River (k).
Notes

Name SLACK, James Richard
Born September 28 1818, Bucks Cty PA
Died July 28 1881, Chicago IL
Pre-War Profession Farm worker, teacher, lawyer, county auditor, politician.
War Service December 1861 Col. of 47th Indiana, commanded a brigade at New Market and Island No 10, commanded 2nd Bde/12th Divn/XIII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Red River campaign, November 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Mobile campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, judge.
Notes

Name SLEMMER, Adam Jacoby
Born January 24 1829, Montgomery Cty PA
Died October 7 1868, Fort Laramie WY (Dakota Territory)
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, Seminole war, instructor at West Point.
War Service January 1861 occupied Ft Pickens, Maj. in 16th US Infantry, served under Buell in Mississippi Alabama Tennessee and Kentucky, Stone's River (w), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served on boards, Lt. Col. in Regular army.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in various garrisons.
Notes

Name SLOCUM, Henry Warner
Born September 24 1827, Delphi NY
Died April 14 1894, Brooklyn NY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, graduated West Point 1852, Seminole war, resigned 1856, lawyer, county treasurer, politician, militia officer.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 27th New York, First Bull Run (w), August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/I Corps in Peninsula campaign, commanded 1st Divn/VI Corps in Seven Days, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, commanded XII Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, attempted to resign when ordered to serve under Hooker in Tennessee, commanded the post at Vicksburg, commanded XX Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
Notes
Further reading
Slocum, Charles Elihu The life and services of Major-General Henry Warner Slocum Toledo OH, Slocum Publishing Company, 1913

Name SLOUGH, John Potts
Born February 1 1829, Cincinnati OH
Died December 17 1867, Santa Fe NM
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service June 1861 Capt. of 1st Colorado, Col., Glorieta Pass, August 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade in Shenandoah Valley campaign, military governor of Alexandria, court martial duty.
Post War Career Chief justice of New Mexico, died following a fight with a political opponent.
Notes

Name SMITH, Andrew Jackson
Born April 28 1815, Bucks Cty PA
Died January 30 1897, St Louis MO
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 Col. of 2nd California Cavalry, resigned to become Halleck's chief of cavalry, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Corinth campaign, commanded a division at Chickasaw Bluffs, commanded 10th Divn/XIII Corps at Arkansas Post and Vicksburg campaign, Red River campaign, Pleasant Hill, May 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Tennessee, Tupelo, Nashville, commanded XVI Corps in Mobile campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, resigned 1869, postmaster, city auditor.
Notes A popular and respected commander.

Name SMITH, Charles Ferguson
Born April 24 1807, Philadelphia PA
Died April 25 1862, Savannah TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1825, Mexican war, frontier duty, Red River expedition, Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 recruiting duty, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist of Western Kentucky, commanded 2nd Divn/Army of Tennessee at Fts Henry and Donelson, March 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, died of an infection and dysentery.
Notes He was cousin to Elizabeth Todd Grimsley Brown, first cousin to Mary Todd Lincoln.

Name SMITH, Giles Alexander
Born September 29 1829, Jefferson Cty NY
Died November 5 1876, Bloomington IL
Pre-War Profession Hotel proprietor.
War Service June 1861 Capt. in 8th Missouri, Fts henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Col., commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn at Chickasaw Bluffs, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XV Corps at Arkansas Post, Vicksburg campaign, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Missionary Ridge (w), commanded 4th Divn/XVII Corps in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, November 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. September 1 1864.
Post War Career Assistant postmaster general.
Notes

Name SMITH, Green Clay
Born July 4 1826, Richmond KY
Died June 29 1895, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, lawyer, politician.
War Service March 1862 Col. of 4th Kentucky Cavalry, Lebanon TN, June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, November 1862 elected to Congress, resigned commission December 1863.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US congressman, territorial governor of Montana, pastor and temperance advocate.
Notes

Name SMITH, Gustavus Adolphus
Born December 26 1820, Philadelphia PA
Died December 11 1885, Santa Fe NM
Pre-War Profession Carriage manufacturer.
War Service 1861 Col. of 35th Illinois, Pea Ridge (w), recruiting duty, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by the Senate, Col. of 35th Illinois, Col. of 155th Illinois, guarded railroads.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Internal revenue collector.
Notes

Name SMITH, John Eugene
Born August 3 1816, Berne, Switzerland
Died January 29 1897, Galena IL
Pre-War Profession Jeweler, politician.
War Service July 1861 recruited 45th Illinois - Col., Fts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/XVII Corps and 7th Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Port Gibson, Raymond, Jackson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River, commanded 2nd Divn/XVII Corps at Missionary Ridge, commanded 3rd Divn/XV Corps in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service, frontier duty, resigned 1881.
Notes

Name SMITH, Morgan Lewis
Born 1821, Mexico NY
Died 1874, Jersey City NJ
Pre-War Profession Teacher, enlisted in US Army (under a false name), riverboatman.
War Service 1861 recruited 8th Missouri - Col., commanded 5th Bde/2nd Divn at Fort Donelson, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn at Shiloh, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division at Chickasaw Bluffs (w), after returning from sick leave commanded Dist of Vicksburg, July 1865 resigned.
Post War Career US consul general in Honolulu, businessman.
Notes Brother of Gen. Giles A Smith

Name SMITH, Thomas Church Haskell
Born March 24 1819, Acushnet MA
Died April 8 1897, Nordhoff CA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, constructor of telegraph lines.
War Service September 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st Ohio Cavalry, aide to Gen. Pope after Shiloh, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist. of Wisconsin, inspector general of Dept. of the Missouri.
Post War Career Rancher, army paymaster, retired 1883.
Notes He made some enemies by giving biased evidence at Fitz John Porter's court martial.

Name SMITH, Thomas Kilby
Born September 23 1820, Dorchester MA
Died December 14 1887, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, post office clerk, US marshal in Ohio.
War Service September 1861 Lt. Col. of 54th Ohio, Col., Shiloh, Corinth, served on Grant's staff in Vicksburg campaign, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Red River campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US consul in Panama.
Notes

Name SMITH, William Farrar "Baldy"
Born February 17 1824, St Albans VT
Died February 28 1903, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, topographical engineer.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 3rd Vermont, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn/IV Corps in Peninsula campaign, commanded 2nd Divn/VI Corps in Seven Days, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, South Mountain, Antietam, commanded VI Corps at Fredericksburg, promotion not confirmed by the Senate, served in Pennsylvania and West Virginia, chief engineer of Dept of the Cumberland, organised defences of Chattanooga, March 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded XVIII Corps in Virginia and North Carolina, Petersburg, relived of field command.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in engineers, resigned 1867, president of a telegraph company, president of board of police commissioners, government engineer, writer.
Notes An ardent critic of other people, he did have considerable military abilities.

Name SMITH, William Sooy
Born July 22 1830, Tarlton OH
Died March 4 1916, Medford OR
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, resigned US Army 1854, engineer in railroad, teacher, civil engineer.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 13th Ohio, West Virginia campaign, Shiloh, Corinth, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division at Perryville, commanded 1st Divn/XVI Corps in Vicksburg campaign, chief of cavalry of Union forces in the West, raided to West Point, Meridien campaign, July 1864 resigned due to ill health.
Post War Career Farmer, civil engineer, expert on bridge building.
Notes

Name SMYTH, Thomas Alfred
Born December 25 1832, Ballyhooley, Ireland
Died April 9 1865, nr Farmville VA
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1854, filibusterer in Nicaragua, coach maker.
War Service 1861 served in 24th Pennsylvania, Maj. in 1st Delaware, Suffolk, Lt. Col., Antietam, Col., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded 2nd bde/3rd Divn/II Corps at Gettysburg, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/II Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Cold Harbor, October 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Petersburg campaign, commanded a division in Appomattox campaign, Farmville (mw).
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 7 1865.
Notes Last Union general to die in the War.

Name SPEARS, James Gallant
Born March 29 1816, Bledsoe Cty TN
Died July 22 1869, Bledsoe Cty TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, court clerk.
War Service 1861 helped raise the 1st Tennessee - Lt. Col., Wild cat Mountain, Mill Springs, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Cumberland Gap, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/Center Wing at Stone's River, Knoxville, court martialled and dismissed August 1864 for his anti-emancipation sentiments.
Post War Career
Notes As a slaveholder, he regarded the Emancipation Proclamation as illegal and unconstitutional.

Name SPINOLA, Francis Barretto
Born March 19 1821, Stony Brook NY
Died 1891, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service Raised the (New York) Empire Brigade, October 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Suffolk, served in North Carolina, took part in pursuit of ANV after Gettysburg (w), relieved of field duty, recruiting duty, court martialled for corruption with bounty agents, resigned June 1865.
Post War Career Banker, insurance businessman, US congressman.
Notes

Name SPRAGUE, John Wilson
Born April 4 1817, White Creek NY
Died December 24 1893, Tacoma WA
Pre-War Profession Businessman, county treasurer.
War Service 1861 recruited a company of the 7th Ohio - Capt., Col. of 63rd Ohio, New Market, Island No 10, Corinth, served in West Tennessee, July 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Decatur AL - Medal of Honor, commanded a brigade in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Railroad constructor and executive, a founder of the city of Tacoma, businessman.
Notes

Name STAHEL, Julius
Born November 5 1825, Szeged, Hungary
Died December 4 1912, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Soldier in Austrian army, revolutionary, emigrated to US 1859, journalist.
War Service 1861 helped 8th New York - Lt. Col., First Bull Run, Col., November 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 1st Divn/I Corps at Second Bull Run, commanded the cavalry in Washington defences, March 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division of cavalry under Hunter in Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia, Piedmont (w) - Medal of Honor, court martial duty, resigned February 1865.
Post War Career Consular service in Asia, insurance company executive.
Notes

Name STANLEY, David Sloane
Born June 1 1828, Cedar Valley OH
Died March 13 1902, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 1st US Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division at New Market, Island No 10, advance on Corinth, Iuka, Corinth, chief of cavalry in Army of the Cumberland, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Stone's River, Tullahoma campaign, commanded 1st Divn/IV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded IV Corps at Spring Hill, Franklin (w) - Medal of Honor.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, frontier duty, commanded the Yellowstone expedition, retired 1892, governor of a soldiers' home.
Notes
Further reading
Stanley, David Sloane Personal memoirs of Major-General D.S. Stanley, U.S.A. Gaithersburg MD, Olde Soldier Books, 1987

Name STANNARD, George Jerrison
Born October 20 1820, Georgia VT
Died June 1 1886, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Farm worker, teacher, partner in a foundry, militia officer.
War Service June 1861 Lt. Col. of 2nd Vermont, First Bull Run, Peninsula campaign, Col. of 9th Vermont, Second Bull Run, Maryland campaign, Harper's Ferry (s), March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/I Corps at Gettysburg (w), served in Virginia and North Carolina, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XVIII Corps at Cold Harbor (w), commanded 1st Divn/XVIII Corps at Petersburg (w), Ft Harrison (w), served in Vermont.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 28 1864.
Post War Career Army service with the Freedmen's Bureau, resigned 1867, collector of customs, doorkeeper of the House of Representatives.
Notes
On the Internet Union General George Stannard at Gettysburg

Name STARKWEATHER, John Converse
Born May 11 1830, Cooperstown NY
Died November 14 1890, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 1st Wisconsin, Edwards Ferry, served in Kentucky, commanded 28th Bde/3rd Divn/I Corps at Perryville, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/ Center Wing at Stone's River, July 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Chickamauga (w), Chattanooga, commanded at Pulaski TN, resigned May 1865.
Post War Career Farmer, lawyer.
Notes

Name STEEDMAN, James Blair
Born July 29 1817, Northumberland Cty PA
Died October 18 1883, Toledo OH
Pre-War Profession Printer, fought in Texas war, politician, gold prospector, newspaper proprietor, US government printer.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 14th Ohio, Philippi, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/III Corps at Perryville, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/Center Wing at Stone's River, commanded 1st Divn/Reserve Corps in Tullahoma campaign, Chickamauga, April 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Atlanta campaign, Nashville.
Post War Career Army service, resigned 1866, collector of internal revenue, newspaper editor, politician, chief of police.
Notes Performed heroically at Chickamauga.

Name STEELE, Frederick
Born January 14 1819, Delhi NY
Died January 12 1868, San Mateo CA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican war, garrison duty.
War Service May 1861 Maj. in 11th US Infantry, Wilson's Creek, Col. of 8th Iowa, January 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist of Southeast Missouri, served in Arkansas, commanded a division at Chickasaw Bluffs, commanded 1st Divn/XV Corps at Arkansas Post, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Vicksburg campaign, commanded Union forces in Arkansas, supported the Red River campaign, commanded a division in Mobile campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded Department of Columbia.
Notes

Name STEVENS, Isaac Ingalls
Born March 25 1818, Andover MA
Died September 1 1862, Chantilly VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839 (1st in his class), engineer duty, Mexican war, author, coastal survey duty, governor of Washington Territory, resigned US Army 1853, railroad surveyor, US congressman.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 79th New York, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, defences of Washington, South Carolina expedition, Port Royal, Secessionville, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/IX Corps at Second Bull Run. Chantilly (k).
Notes A brilliant and strong-minded man.
Further reading
Hazard, Joseph Taylor Companion of adventure; a biography of Isaac Ingalls Stevens, first governor of Washington Territory Portland OR, Binfords & Mort, 1952

Name STEVENSON, John Dunlap
Born June 8 1821, Staunton VA
Died January 22 1897, St Louis MO
Pre-War Profession lawyer, served in the invasion of New Mexico in 1846, politician.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 7th Missouri, commanded at Jackson TN, Corinth, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, served in northern Louisiana, commanded at Corinth, guarded railroads before the Atlanta campaign, resigned April 1864, reappointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers August 1864, commanded at Harper's Ferry.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service in the infantry, honorably discharged in 1870, lawyer.
Notes

Name STEVENSON, Thomas Greely
Born February 3 1836, Boston MA
Died May 10 1864, Spotsylvania VA
Pre-War Profession Militia officer.
War Service December 1861 Col. of 24th Massachusetts, North Carolina expedition, New Berne, appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers (December 1862) - not confirmed by Senate, March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Charleston Harbor, Morris Island, commanded 1st Divn/IX Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania (k).
Notes

Name STOKES, James Hughes
Born June 1815, Hagerstown (?) MD
Died December 27 1890, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1835, artillery duty, fought the Creeks and Seminoles, quartermaster duty, resigned 1843, businessman, railroad executive.
War Service 1861 removed a large quantity of arms from the St Louis Armory, 1862 recruited "Chicago Board of Trade Battery" - Capt., Perryville, Stone's River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Lt. Col. in Quartermaster's Dept., Capt. and Asst. Adjutant General, July 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Post War Career Real estate businessman.
Notes

Name STOLBRAND (STOHLBRAND), Charles John Meuller
Born May 11 1821, nr Kristianstad, Sweden
Died February 3 1894, Charleston SC
Pre-War Profession Officer in Swedish army, served in Danish-Prussian War, emigrated to US.
War Service 1861 organised "Battery De Kalb" - Capt., Maj., commanded artillery at Jackson TN, Vicksburg campaign, Chattanooga campaign, commanded artillery of XV Corps in Atlanta campaign, May 1864 captured at Kingston GA - escaped from Andersonville, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, February 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Post War Career Politician, prison warden, inventor.
Notes

Name STONE, Charles Pomeroy
Born September 30 1824, Greenfield MA
Died January 24 1887, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican war, resigned 1856, explorer in Mexico, banker.
War Service 1861 Inspector General of DC militia, May 1861 Col. of 14th US Infantry, Rockville expedition, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade in the Shenandoah Valley during the First Bull Run campaign, Ball's Bluff, February 1862 arrested as a scapegoat for Ball's Bluff, released without explanation in August 1862, after nine months posted to the Dept of the Gulf, Port Hudson, Red River campaign, resigned September 1864.
Post War Career Superintendent of mining company, chief of staff in Egyptian army, civil engineer.
Notes Banks, Hooker and Grant all asked for him to be given responsible duties. Buried at West Point.

Name STONEMAN, George
Born August 22 1822, Busti NY
Died September 5 1894, Buffalo NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican war, Indian wars.
War Service May 1861 Maj. in 1st US Cavalry, served on McClellan's staff in West Virginia, chief of cavalry in Army of the Potomac, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Peninsula campaign, commanded II Corps at Fredericksburg, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, led Stoneman's raid during the Chancellorsville campaign, chief of cavalry bureau in Washington, commanded XXIII Corps in the West, commanded cavalry in XXIII Corps, captured during a raid in July 1864, exchanged after 3 months, commanded the Dist. of East Tennessee, raided in North Carolina during the Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1871, railroad commissioner, governor of California.
Notes
Further reading
Van Noppen, Ina Woestemeyer Stoneman's last raid Raleigh NC, 1961

Name STOUGHTON, Edwin Henry
Born June 23 1838, Chester VT
Died December 25 1868, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1859, garrison duty, resigned March 1861.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 4th Vermont, Peninsula campaign, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by the Senate, Washington defences, captured by Mosby's troops in March 1863, exchanged after 2 months, saw no further service.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes

Name STRONG, George Crockett
Born October 16 1832, Stockbridge VT
Died July 20 1863, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, ordnance duty.
War Service 1861 served on McDowell's staff at First Bull Run, served on McClellan' staff, served on Butler's staff, New Orleans expedition, led an expedition to Ponchatoula LA, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded at brigade at Morris Island, Battery Wagner (w), died of his wounds, July 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Notes

Name STRONG, William Kerley
Born April 30 1805, Duanesburg NY
Died March 16 1867, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Wool merchant.
War Service 1861 purchased arms in Europe, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Benton Barracks in St Louis, commanded Dist. of Cairo, commanded Dist. of St Louis, resigned October 1863.
Post War Career Invalid following a carriage accident.
Notes

Name STUART, David
Born March 12 1816, Brooklyn NY
Died September 11 1868, Detroit MI
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman.
War Service July 1861 Lt. Col. of 42nd Illinois, Col. of 55th Illinois, commanded a brigade at Shiloh (w), Corinth, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers (rejected by Senate in March 1863), commanded a brigade at Chickasaw Bluffs, commanded a division at Arkansas Post, resigned April 1863.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes

Name STUMBAUGH, Frederick Shearer
Born April 14 1817, Shippensburg PA
Died February 25 1897, Topeka KS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, militia officer.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 2nd Pennsylvania, Col. of 77th Pennsylvania, Shiloh, served in Kentucky during Bragg's invasion, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - revoked January 1863, resigned May 1863.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes

Name STURGIS, Samuel Davis
Born June 11 1822, Shippensburg PA
Died September 28 1889, St Paul MN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican war, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 led his troops from Ft Smith AR to Ft Leavenworth, Maj. in 1st US Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Washington defences, commanded 2nd Divn/IX Corps at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, served in Tennessee and Mississippi, chief of cavalry in Dept of the Ohio, Brice's Cross Roads, saw no further service in the War.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, fought Indians, resigned 1886.
Notes

Name SULLIVAN, Jeremiah Cutler
Born October 1 1830, Madison IN
Died October 21 1890, Oakland CA
Pre-War Profession Served in US Navy, lawyer.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 6th Indiana, Philippi, Rich Mountain, Cheat Mountain, commanded a brigade in Shields' division in Shenandoah Valley campaign, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/Army of the Mississippi at Iuka, Corinth, commanded Dist. of Jackson, served on Grant's staff in Vicksburg campaign, chief of staff to McPherson, served in West Virginia guarding railroads, resigned May 1865.
Post War Career Various clerical jobs.
Notes

Name SULLY, Alfred
Born May 22 1820, Philadelphia PA
Died April 27 1879, Fort Vancouver WA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Seminole war, Mexican war, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 served in Washington defences, March 1862 Col. of 1st Minnesota, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded the Dist. of Dakota, fought Indians in Minnesota and the Dakotas.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the infantry, served on the Indian frontier.
Notes
Further reading
Sully, Langdon No tears for the general; the life of Alfred Sully, 1821-1879 Palo Alto CA, American West Pub. Co., 1974

Name SUMNER, Edwin Vose
Born January 30 1797, Boston MA
Died March 21 1863, Syracuse NY
Pre-War Profession Commissioned 2nd Lt in US Army 1819, frontier duty, Mexican war, governor of New Mexico Territory, commanded Department of the West.
War Service March 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. in Regular Army, commanded II Corps in Peninsula campaign (w), Seven Pines, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, South Mountain, Antietam, commanded Left Grand Division at Fredericksburg, asked to be relieved after Hooker's appointment to command the Army of the Potomac, assigned to command the Dept of Missouri, died en route.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. May 31 1862.
Notes
Further reading
Stanley, F E. V. Sumner; Major-General United States Army, 1797-1863 Borger TX, Printed: J. Hess Printers, 1968

Name SWAYNE, Wager
Born November 10 1834, Columbus OH
Died December 18 1902, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service August 1861 Maj. in 43rd Ohio, Lt. Col., New Madrid, Island No 10, battle of Corinth - Medal of Honor, Col., garrison duty in Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign (w), February 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Served in Freedmen's Bureau, army service in the infantry, retired 1870, lawyer.
Notes

Name SWEENY, Thomas William
Born December 25 1820, Cty Cork, Ireland
Died April 10 1892, Long Island NY
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1833, militia officer, Mexican war, commissioned 2nd Lt in US Army 1848, fought Indians.
War Service January 1861 Capt. in 2nd US Infantry, May 1861 Brig. Gen. of Missouri Volunteers, Wilson's Creek (w), January 1862 Col. of 52nd Illinois, Fort Donelson, commanded a brigade in W H L Wallace's division at Shiloh, battle of Corinth, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, garrison duty in Tennessee and Mississippi, commanded 2nd Divn/XVI Corps in Atlanta campaign, court martialled for conduct unbecoming an officer but acquitted, dismissed for being absent without leave in 1865 but later reinstated.
Post War Career Army service, led a group of Irish-Americans in an invasion of Canada, retired 1870.
Notes

Name SYKES, George "Tardy George"
Born October 9 1822, Dover DE
Died February 8 1880, Fort Brown TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Seminole war, frontier duty, Mexican war.
War Service May 1861 Maj. of 14th US Infantry, First Bull Run, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Regular Reserve Divn in Peninsula campaign, commanded 2nd Divn/V Corps in Seven Days, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Chancellorsville, commanded V Corps at Gettysburg, Mine Run, relieved by Meade, commanded Dist of South Kansas.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service.
Notes
On the Internet General Sykes
Further reading
Reese, Timothy J Sykes' regular infantry division, 1861-1864: a history of regular United States infantry operations in the Civil War's Eastern theater Jefferson NC, McFarland, 1990


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