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.

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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.

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