Samuel Henry Starr – Colonel, United States Army

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Samuel Henry Starr of New York

  • Appointed from New York, Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Company G, 4th U. S. Artillery, 27 October 1832 to 26 October 1837
  • Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Company A, U.S. Engineers, 23 June 1846 to 13 July1848
  • Breveted Second Lieuenant, 2 U.S. Dragoons, 28 June 1848
  • Secon Lieutenant, 13 July 1848
  • First Lieutenant, 10 November 1851
  • Captain, 14 June 1858
  • 2nd U. S. Cavalry, 3 August 1861
  • Colonel, 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry, 24 August 1861
  • Resigned from the volunteer service, 20 October 1862
  • Major, 6th U. S. Cavalry, 25 April 1863
  • Retired with the rank of Colonel, 15 December 1870
  • Breveted Major, 4 May 1862, for gallant and meritorious service during the battle of Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Breveted Lieutenant Colonel, 21 June 1863, for gallant and meritorious service in action at Upperville, Virginia
  • Breveted Colonel, 2 July 1863, for gallant and meritorious service in the Gettysburg Campaign
  • Died 23 November 1891

Born at Leyden, New York, 31 Jul 1810, the son of Rev. Henry Starr and Achsah Ely. He died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 23 Novembr 1891.  He married Eliza Kurtz, who was born at Philadelphia, Penneylvania on 7 May 1821 and who died at Ardmore, Pennsylvania, 1 March 1900.  The couple was married 21 July 1841 at Leyden Township, Lewis County, New York.

During the 1880 United States Census, Colonel Starr resided at Philadelphia.  Residing with him were his wife, Eliza K. Starr, age 58 and born in New York; their daughter, Annie M. Starr, age 26, born in Texas and working as a Journalist; and their daughter, Urcula Starr, age 23, born at Texas and living at home.  The Colonel's age was reported as 70 and he was a retired Army Officer.

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Samuel Henry Starr was a Civil War Union Army Officer. He served during the Civil War as Colonel and commander of the 5th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. He commanded it through it's inception in August 1861 until he was recalled to the United States Regular Army in October 1862, leading the regiment in the May 1862 Battle of Williamsburg and the August 1862 Battle of Second Bull Run.

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  • STARR, ELIZA W/O S H
  • DATE OF DEATH: 03/01/1900
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 99
  •  ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  •  WIFE OF SH STARR, COL U S A

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