Churchill, Sylvester, 1783-1862

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Dates:
Birth 1783-08-02
Death 1862-12-07

Biographical notes:

Army officer.

From the description of Sylvester Churchill papers, 1827-1856. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982711

Born Aug. 2, 1793. Accepted commission in the 3d Artillery in 1812. Promoted to Captain in 1813 and transferred to staff of General Wade Hampton first as ordnance officer and then as inspector general. 1816-1824 commander of the artillery defenses of New York City. 1824-1828 commanded Allegheny Arsenal at Pittsburgh, Pa. 1835 promoted to Major. 1841 appointed inspector general of the Army on June 25. Also received a brevet in 1841 for his gallentry at the Battle of Buena Vista. Died Dec. 7, 1862.

From the description of The Sylvester Churchill papers, 1849-1862. (US Army, Mil Hist Institute). WorldCat record id: 21101908

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Subjects:

  • Creek Indians
  • Mexican War, 1846-1848
  • Smithsonian Building
  • Military inspectors general
  • Indians of North America--Wars

Occupations:

  • Army officers

Places:

  • Florida (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)