Samuel P. Spear

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Samuel P. Spear
Born 1815
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Died May 4, 1875 (aged 59–60)
New York City, New York, USA
Place of burial Cypress Hills National Cemetery[1]
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1833 (1833)–1865 (1865)
Rank Union army brig gen rank insignia.jpg Brevet Brigadier General
Commands held Pennsylvania 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry

Seminole Wars
Mexican–American War

American Civil War

Samuel Perkins Spear (1815 – May 4, 1875) was an American soldier who saw combat in the Seminole Wars, the Mexican–American War, and the American Civil War. Serving primarily in the cavalry, he received a brevet appointment as a brigadier general for his actions as a brigade commander in the Cavalry Division of the XVIII Corps, Army of the James, at the Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road during the Siege of Petersburg.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Eicher, p. 502.


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