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Samuel F. Tappan
Colonel, United States Army
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Courtesy of the Colorado Historical Society:

SAMUEL F. TAPPAN
Born: June 29, 1831, Manchester, Massachusetts
Died: January 6, 1913, Washington, D.C.
Unit: First Colorado Volunteers
Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel (later Colonel)

Lieutenant Colonel Tappan was on the field at the Battle of Glorieta Pass, March 28,
1862. He is shown here wearing a sword presented to him by Colonel Kit Carson of
the First New Mexico Volunteers.

SF Tappan PHOTO

After the war Colonel Tappan served with Lieutenant General  W. T. Sherman on the Indian Peace Commission, negotiating several treaties. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


Posted: 17 July 2002  Updated: 27 August 2004