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Samuel Beckley Holabird
Birth: Jul. 16, 1826
Canaan
Litchfield County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Feb. 3, 1907

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the age of 19 he became a cadet at United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, and after graduation on July 1, 1849, was a 2nd Lieutenant of the 1st United States Regular Infantry assigned to frontier duty in Texas. His assignments kept him in Texas for almost a decade, he was engaged in scouting, assumed the duties of an assistant commissary of subsistence and served as Regimental Quartermaster of the 1st Infantry from 1852 to 1858. He was appointed adjutant at West Point in September 1859 and was appointed an Assistant Quartermaster at the rank of Captain on May 13, 1861. In the first year of the Civil War he engaged in organizing and supplying volunteer troops at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. He participated in the northern Virginia campaign, was with the Army of the Potomac in the Maryland campaign and the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam. Upon arrival at New Orleans, Louisiana, he became Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Gulf on December 16, 1862, a post he filled until July 1865. In recognition of his faithful and meritorious services during the war, he was brevetted Major, Lieutenant Colonel, Colonel and Brigadier General, US Regular Army, on March 13, 1865. After the war, he functioned as Chief Quartermaster of the re-designated Department of Louisiana. On July 29, 1866, he was appointed Deputy Quartermaster General in the Quartermaster's Department, served tours of duty in Dakota, Texas, Missouri and California from1867 to 1879 and promoted Colonel on January 22, 1881. On July 1, 1883, he was commissioned the United States Army's 17th Quartermaster General and served until June 16, 1890, when he retired after 40 years service. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary T Grant Holabird (1820 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  William Holabird (1854 - 1923)*
  Agnes T Holabird von Kurowsky (1864 - 1938)*
 
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Burial:
US Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Officers' Section, Lot 9
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Jan 11, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10305428
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- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Oct. 19, 2013
My husband was inducted into the United States Navy at fort Holabird, Baltimore MD in 1969, which was named for you. I also had an uncle who was stationed there in the late 1950s.
- Sharon Remmey
 Added: May. 23, 2013

- Donna Lee Wall
 Added: Aug. 28, 2012
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