Sumner, Samuel Storrow, MG

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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Primary Unit
1898-1900, V Corps
Service Years
1861 - 1906


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Sumner, Samuel Storrow, MG USA(Ret).
Contact Info
Home Town
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Last Address
Brookline, Massachusetts

Date of Passing
Jul 26, 1937
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: Section East, Site 1107

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Last Known Activity

US Army General. During the Civil War he served on the staff of his father, General Edwin Vose Sumner. Afterwards he remained on active duty, serving in the western United States during the Indian Wars. In May, 1898 he was appointed Brigadier General and commander of the 1st Cavalry Brigade, serving in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, leading his brigade at the Battle of Las Guasimas, and commanding the Army's Cavalry Division when General Joseph Wheeler became ill. Sumner commanded his brigade at the Battle of San Juan Hill for which he earned the Silver Star, and the Siege of Santiago, for which he earned promotion to Major General. After the war Sumner served as attaché at the US Embassy in London, commanded a brigade during the China Relief Expedition, a military district in the Philippines, and the Army's Department of the Missouri, Department of the Southwest and Department of the Pacific before retiring in 1906. He was the brother of General Edwin Vose Sumner, Jr.

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
  1861-1861, HHT, 2nd Cavalry Regiment
  1861-1878, 5th Cavalry
  1879-1891, 8th US Cavalry
  1891-1898, 6th US Cavalry
  1898-1900, V Corps
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1861-1865 Civil War
  1865-1891 Indian Wars (US)
  1898-1898 Spanish-American War
  1899-1900 Philippine - American War
  1900-1900 Boxer Rebellion (China Relief Service)
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