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Conflict Period:
Civil War (Union) 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Brigadier General 1
Birth:
11 Jun 1822 1
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 1
Death:
28 Sep 1889 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota 1
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Full Name:
Samuel Davis Sturgis 1
Birth:
11 Jun 1822 1
Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 1
Death:
28 Sep 1889 1
Saint Paul, Minnesota 1
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Birth:
Mother: Mary Brandenburg 1
Father: James Sturgis 1
Marriage:
Jerusha Wilcox 1
1851 1
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Civil War (Union) 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Brigadier General 1

Mexican-American War 1

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Sturgis took over the Union troops at the Battle of Wilson's Creek after General Nathaniel Lyon was killed and General Thomas William Sweeney was wounded. Unfortunately, the Union troops were so exhausted by that time and had no ammo left that Sturgis had no choice but to retreat. The Confederates did not pursue. Although the battle wasn't successful for the Union, their efforts prevented Missouri from joining the Confederacy.

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