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Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson

American Folk Figure. A Troy, New York meat packer, he supplied the United States Army with meat during the War of 1812. He stamped his shipments with a "U.S.", that gained him the moniker of "Uncle Sam", which then became a symbol for the United States.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 31 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1114
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel “Uncle Sam” Wilson (13 Sep 1766–31 Jul 1854), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1114, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .