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 Samuel Peter Heintzelman

Samuel Peter Heintzelman

Birth
Manheim, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 1 May 1880 (aged 74)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Plot Section T, Lot 7, West
Memorial ID 3138 · View Source
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Civil War Union Major General. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, Class of 1826. Commanded a division at First Battle of Bull Run in July 1861 and was wounded there (shattered elbow from gunshot). Later commanded the Third Corps of the Army of the Potomac at the Battles of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Oak Grove, Glendale, Malvern Hill, and Second Bull Run. Commanded the Department of Washington, with orders to defend the capital. Commanded troops in the "Cortina War", which was a border conflict between United States. and Mexicans under Cortina in 1859. That fight is the subject of a book by historian Jerry Thompson, published in 1997, entitled "50 Miles And A Fight", the substance of which was taken from Heintzelman's journals located in the Library of Congress. General Heintzelman also built Fort Yuma, and was instrumental in creating the legislation that made Arizona a state. He also owned two silver mines in Arizona.


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  • Added: 9 Jul 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Peter Heintzelman (30 Sep 1805–1 May 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3138, citing Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .