100% righteous autographed Brady image penned in ink by Gen. Samuel Davis Sturgis (June 11, 1822 September 28, 1889) was an American military officer who served in the MexicanAmerican War. General in the American Civil War.
And later in the Indian Wars. When the Civil War broke out, Sturgis continued to serve with the 1st Dragoons (which was shortly afterwards redesignated the 1st Cavalry Regiment). He was promoted to major in May 1861 and later transferred to the 4th Cavalry Regiment.In August 1861, at the Battle of Wilson's Creek. He succeeded to command of the Federal forces after the death of Brig. In March 1862 he was appointed breveted brigadier general of volunteers to rank from August 10, 1861, the day of the battle, as well as breveted lieutenant colonel, Regular Army. After a tour of duty in the Washington, D. Defenses, he was ordered to the front to support General John Pope.
Just prior to the Second Battle of Bull Run. While attempting to secure priority from General Herman Haupt.For movement of his troops on the railroad, he was told that he must wait his turn as other troops and supplies were going forward to support Pope. His reaction was his now-famous remark, I don't care for John Pope one pinch of owl dung. Sturgis then commanded the 2nd Division in the IX Corps. At the battles of South Mountain. He went west with IX Corps in 1863 and was promoted to lieutenant colonel with the 6th U. And later had a number of relatively unimportant commands in Tennessee.
He also served as Chief of Cavalry of the Department of the Ohio. In June 1864 he was routed by Nathan Bedford Forrest. At the Battle of Brice's Crossroads. In Mississippi, an encounter that effectively ended his Civil War service.Sturgis was breveted brigadier general (for South Mountain) and major general (for Fredericksburg), Regular Army, in March 1865 and mustered out of the volunteer service in August. He reverted to his regular rank of lieutenant colonel. On May 6, 1869, he became colonel. And commander of the 7th U. And his lieutenant colonel was George Armstrong Custer. Sturgis was on detached duty as the Superintendent of Mounted Recruiting Service and in command of the Cavalry Depot in St.
When parts of the 7th Cavalry were destroyed at the Battle of Little Big Horn. One of Sturgis's sons, Second Lieutenant James G.Sturgis, was also an officer with the 7th and was killed in that battle. Samuel Sturgis then took personal command of the regiment and led the 7th Cavalry in the campaign against the Nez Percé. Sturgis and his soldiers headed off the Nez Percé and waited to attack them after when they emerged from their passage through the wilderness of Yellowstone Park. The Indians deceived Sturgis with a feint and eluded him, continuing their flight northward toward Canada. Sturgis soon caught up with the Nez Percé but at the Battle of Canyon Creek.
The Indians, although outnumbered two to one, again escaped from his grasp. From 1881 until 1886, Sturgis was governor of the Soldiers' Home. He retired in 1886 and died in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Became a general in the United States Army. And was a division commander in the American Expeditionary Force. Also became a general in the United States Army. And served as Chief of Engineers. The item "Civil War AUTOGRAPHED Matthew Brady image Union Gen.
Samuel Sturgis" is in sale since Monday, May 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Photographs".com" and is located in New Bern, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Uruguay.