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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II
p270
1290

(Born Vt.)

Truman Seymour

(Ap'd Vt.)

19

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1846.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

(Bvt. First Lieut., Apr. 18, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

1847, — Skirmish of La Hoya, June 20, 1847, — Battle of Contreras, Aug. 19‑20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Assault

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at Ft.

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Aug. 26, 1847)

Hamilton, N. Y., 1848‑49, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1849‑50; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Drawing, Apr. 22, 1850, to Nov. 26, 1853; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1853‑55, 1855‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑58; on Recruiting

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Nov. 22, 1860)

service, 1858‑59; on leave of absence in Europe, 1859‑60; and in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1860.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Defense of Ft. Sumter, S. C., Dec. 26, 1860, to Apr. 14, 1861, including its

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 14, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Defense of Ft. Sumter, S. C.)

Bombardment, Apr. 13‑14, 1861, when it capitulated and was evacuated; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Apr. 18 to June 28, 1861; on Regimental

(Transferred to 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

p271 Recruiting service, July 5 to Sep. 24, 1861; in command of Camp of Instruction, at Harrisburg, Pa., Sep. 24 to Nov. 30, 1861; in the defenses of Washington, D. C., commanding Regiment, Dec., 1861, to Mar., 1862; as Chief of Artillery of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McCall's Division, Mar. 5 to Apr. 28, 1862, and commanding Brigade, in the Department of the Rappahannock,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 28, 1862)

Apr. 28 to June 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, in command of Brigade (Army of the Potomac), June to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill (commanding Division), July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, in command of Brigade, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign, in command of Brigade (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 14, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battle of South Mountain, Md.)

Sep. 17, 1862, — and March of Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862;

(Bvt. Colonel, Sep. 17, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Battle of Antietam, Md.)

in the Department of the South, Nov. 18, 1862, to Mar. 28, 1864, being engaged as Chief of Staff and of Artillery to the Commanding General, Jan. 8 to Apr. 23, 1863, — in command of Division on Folly Island, S. C., July 4, 1863, — Descent on Morris Island, July 10, 1863, — commanding Assault of Ft. Wagner, July 18, 1863, where he was severely wounded, — in command of the Forces stationed at Hilton Head, S. C., Ft. Pulaski, Ga., and Tybee and St. Helena Islands, Dec. 5, 1863, to Feb. 5, 1864, — commanding Expedition to Florida, Feb. 5‑16, 1864, which took possession of Jacksonville, Feb. 7, 1864, — and command of the District of Florida, Feb. 16 to Mar. 28, 1864, where he fought the Battle of Olustee, Feb. 20, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign, in command of Brigade, 6th Corps (Army of the Potomac), May 4‑6, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, where he was captured; as Prisoner of War, May 6, 1864, till exchanged, Aug. 9, 1864, at Charleston, S. C., where he had been inhumanly exposed by the Rebel General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Samuel Jones to the fire of our batteries at Morris Island; in command of Division of 6th Corps, in Operations in Shenandoah Valley, Oct. 28 to Dec., 1864; in the Richmond Campaign, in command of Division, 6th Corps (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1864, to Apr. 16, 1865, being engaged

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865, for Ability and Energy in Handling his Division, and for Gallantry and Valuable Services in Action)

in the Siege of Petersburg, including the Assault on the Rebel Picket

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Capture of Petersburg, Va.)

Lines, Mar. 26, 1865, and General Attack on the enemy's works, Apr. 2,

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

1865, which terminated the Siege, — Pursuit of Rebel Army, Apr. 3‑9, 1865, — Battle of Sailor's Creek, Apr. 6, 1865, — and Capitulation of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Lee with the Army of Northern Virginia, at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865; on March to and about Washington, D. C., Apr. 10 to

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 24, 1865)

p272 Aug. 24, 1865; on leave of absence, Aug. 24 to Oct. 8, 1865; and in command at Key West, Fla., Oct. 8, 1865, to Apr. 5, 1866.

Served: in command of Pensacola, Fla., Apr. 11, 1866, to July 30,

(Major, 5th Artillery, Aug. 13, 1866)

1868; as Member of Artillery Board, July 30, 1868, to Apr. 16, 1869; in command of Ft. Warren, Mas., Apr. 16, 1869, to Sep., 1870, — of Ft. Preble, Me., Sep. 11, 1870, to Nov., 1875, — and of Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Dec. 17, 1875, to Sep. 3, 1876; and on leave of absence, Sep. 3 to Nov. 1, 1876.

Retired from Active Service, Nov. 1, 1876,
on his own Application, after 30 Years of continuous Service.

Civil History. — Degree of A. M. conferred by Williams College, Mas., 1865.

Vol. IV
p67
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Oct. 30, 1891, at Florence, Italy: Aged 67.

Buried, Cimitero degli Allori, Florence, Italy.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.


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