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Samuel Davis Sturgis I | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Samuel Davis Sturgis I

Samuel Davis Sturgis I | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Samuel Davis Sturgis, father of Nina Dousman. Born July 11, 1822 and died July 28, 1889.  Samuel Sturgis graduated from West Point in the class of 1846 and served in the Mexican War, Civil War, and Indian Wars.  During the Indian War, he commanded the United States Sixth Cavalry and Seventh Cavalry.  His last assignment was as commander of the Soldier's Home at Fort Meyer near Washington, D.C.
DESCRIPTION
Samuel Davis Sturgis, father of Nina Dousman. Born July 11, 1822 and died July 28, 1889. Samuel Sturgis graduated from West Point in the class of 1846 and served in the Mexican War, Civil War, and Indian Wars. During the Indian War, he commanded the United States Sixth Cavalry and Seventh Cavalry. His last assignment was as commander of the Soldier's Home at Fort Meyer near Washington, D.C.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:5371
Creation Date:circa 1880
Creator Name:Limmerman and Whitsbruck
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Collection Name:Villa Louis Collection
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:VLP428
Original Dimensions:4 x 6.6 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The Villa Louis Collection documents the family of Louis and Nina Dousman during the latter quarter of the nineteenth century. The Dousman family, descendants of fur trade magnate Hercules Dousman, cultivated the life of country aristocracy and amassed the trappings of Victorian wealth and grandeur along the banks of the Mississippi River.
SUBJECTS
Men
Moustache
Indoor photography
Portrait photography
Military uniforms
Civil War, 1861-1865
Beards

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