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Samuel P. Heitzelman

Date of Birth:      September 30, 1805
Hometown:         Manheim, PA
Education:           West Point, 1826
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Major General

Date of Death:     May 1, 1880
Place of Death:    Washington, DC
Buried At:            Buffalo, NY

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas

Interesting Fact(s):    Heitzelman, directed the attacks on Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's Corps, at Groveton, immediately preceding the battle of Second Manassas.  While a brave, and gallant soldier, it is quoted, "He somehow just missed being an effective corps commander.

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