Samuel P. Spear
|Samuel P. Spear|
Boston, Massachusetts, US
|Died||May 4, 1875 (aged 59–60)
New York City, New York, USA
|Place of burial||Cypress Hills National Cemetery|
|Allegiance|| United States of America
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Years of service||1833–1865|
|Rank||Brevet Brigadier General|
|Commands held||11th Pennsylvania Cavalry|
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.
- Eicher, p. 502.
- Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher. Civil War High Commands. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2001. ISBN 0-8047-3641-3.
- "Gen. Samuel P. Spear" (PDF). The New York Times (New York City, US). 1875-05-05. Retrieved 2009-02-08.
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