Samuel F. Tappan – Colonel, United States Army

Courtesy of the Colorado Historical Society:

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.


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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