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
Union
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
Battles/wars

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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