TRUMANSEYMOUR, USA

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GENERAL TRUMAN SEYMOUR, USA
VITAL STATISTICS
BORN: 1824 in Burlington,VT.
DIED: 1891 in Florence, ITALY.
CAMPAIGNS: Fort Sumpter, Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill,
Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Battery Wagner, Olustee, Wilderness, Petersburg, Sayler's Creek, Appomattox.
(was the Union commander at the only battle fought on Florida soil).
HIGHEST RANK ACHIEVED: Brigadier General.
BIOGRAPHY
Truman Seymour was born in Burlington, Vermont, on September 24, 1824. He attended Norwich University, the first private educational institution in the US which was operated in a military fashion. After two years there, he withdrew and enrolled in the US Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1846. After serving in the Mexican War, he taught drawing at West Point and fought against Seminoles in Florida. When the Civil War began, Seymour took part in the defense of Fort Sumter, and was appointed brigadier general of volunteers on April 28, 1862. He served at Mechanicsville, Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill, Bull Run (Second), South Mountain, Antietam, Petersburg, Sayler's Creek and Appomattox. He performed less well at Olustee; Battery Wagner, where he was wounded; and the Battle of the Wilderness, where he was taken prisoner. Upon his exchange, he led a division in the VI Corps in the Shenandoah Valley, and remained in the army until 1876. Seymour died on October 30, 1891, while traveling in Florence, Italy.