Samuel P. Heintzelman

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Samuel P. Heintzelman (1805-1880) - Born 30 Sep 1805 in Manheim, Pennsylvania. A career U.S. Army Infantry Officer and United States Military Academy graduate. Retired 22 Feb 1869 as a Major General. Died 1 May 1880 in Washington DC. Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York.

Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman
Major General Samuel P. Heintzelman, Staff and Families at Robert E. Lee's Home in Arlington, Virginia in 1861

He entered the United States Military Academy and graduated in the Class of 1826 ranking 17th out of 41

He served in the Second Seminole War in Florida, the Mexican War (1847-1848) in Texas and Mexico, and the U.S. Civil War (1861-1865). He retired on 22 Feb 1869 with the rank of Major General after 47 years of service at age 64.

General Heintzelman died 1 May 1880 in Washington DC and is buried in Section T, Lot 7, West in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, New York.


Father: Peter James Heintzelman (1768-1824)

Mother: Ann Elizabeth Grubb (1774-1812)

Marriage:

  • Margaret Stuart (1819-1893) married 5 Dec 1844, born 1 Dec 1819, died 9 Aug 1893

Children:

  • Juliana Heintzelman
  • Charles Stuart Heintzelman (1845-1881) born 29 Dec 1845, died 27 Feb 1881
  • Mary Lathrop Heintzelman (1848-1927) born 27 Feb 1848, died 24 Mar 1927
  • Henry Summers Heintzelman (1857-1858) born 1857, died 12 Feb 1858

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