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 Truman Seymour

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Truman Seymour

Birth
Burlington, Chittenden County, Vermont, USA
Death 30 Oct 1891 (aged 67)
Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Burial Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy
Plot 2PPsSF VII 15s
Memorial ID 5885811 View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Burlington, Vermont, he graduated from the US Military Academy in 1846, as an officer in the 1st artillery and served in the Mexico War. At the start of the Civil War, he took part in the defense of Fort Sumter and commanded the 5th Artillery at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Commissioned Colonel Chief of Artillery in April, 1862, he served in the campaigns of South Mountain and Antietam. In November, 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General and led a division on Folly Island, South Carolina in July, 1963. In 1864, he was in charge of an expedition to Florida and led a brigade in the 6th Corps, Army of the Potomac at the Battle of the Wilderness, where he was captured. He was prisoner exchanged in August, 1864, led a division in the Shenandoah Valley Richmond campaign and engaged in the assault at Petersburg resulting in the Confederate surrender in March, 1865. For gallantry and valuable services in action, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers. After the war he commanded forts in Florida, Fort Warren, Massachusetts and Fort Preble, Maine. He retired from active service in 1876, relocated to Europe and resided mostly in Florence, Italy, until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 Oct 2001
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5885811/truman-seymour : accessed ), memorial page for Truman Seymour (24 Sep 1824–30 Oct 1891), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5885811, citing Cimitero Evangelico degli Allori, Florence, Città Metropolitana di Firenze, Toscana, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .