Seymour, Truman B.
Age: 0, credited to Burlington, VT
Service: CAPT, USA, 11/22/60, Bgen, USV, 4/28/62, MGen, USA, 3/13/65, MGen, USV, 3/13/65 [College: USMA '46]
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Birth: 09/24/1824, Burlington, VT
Burial: Cimitero degli Allori Cemetery, Florence, Italy
Marker/Plot: 2PPsSF VII 15s
Findagrave Memorial #: 5885811
Alias?: None noted
College?: USMA 46
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: There is a cenotaph listed on Find a Grave, #28216038, but the photo posted on that memorial appears to be the grave marker for his son who died in 1859 and is buried at the Post Cemetery at West Point, NY. However, his wife is buried in another section of that cemetery, and her stone includes an inscription relevant to this soldier. (See below)
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Cimitero degli Allori Cemetery, Florence, Italy
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Truman B. Seymour was born in Burlington, Vermont, 24 September 1824, the son of a Methodist minister. He entered West Point as a cadet on 1 July 1842, graduating in 1846. He was brevetted 2nd Lieutenant, 1st U.S. Artillery, 1 July 1846, promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 3 March 1847, promoted to 1st Lieutenant, 26 August 1847, and Captain, 22 November 1860. He was transferred to the 5th U.S. Artillery 14 March 1861.
He was commissioned Brigadier General of Volunteers 28 April 1862, and mustered out of the Volunteers 24 August 1865. He was promoted to Major, 5th U.S. Artillery, 13 August 1865, and retired from the service 1 November 1876.
General Seymour moved to Europe soon after his retirement. He was living in Florence Italy by at least 1888, and died there 30 October 1891, in Florence. He is buried in the Cimitero Degli Allori, Florence.
Honors: Brevet 1st Lieutenant, U.S.A, 18 Apr 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico; Brevet Captain 20 Aug 47, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Contreras and Cherubusco, Mexico; Brevet Major, U.S.A., 14 Apr 64, for gallant and meritorious services during the defense of Fort Sumter, S.C.; Brevet Lieutenant-Colonel, 14 Sep 62, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of South Mountain, Md; Brevet Colonel 17 Sep 62, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Antietam, Md; Brevet Brigadier-General, U.S.A., 13 Mar 65, for gallant and meritorious services in the capture of Petersburg, Va; Brevet Major-General, U.S.A., 13 Mar 65, for gallant and meritorious services in the field during the war, and Major-General of Volunteers, 13 Mar 65, for ability and energy in handling his division, and for gallantry and valuable service in action.
In a 20 April 1859 passport application letter, for the purpose of visiting Europe while on a one year leave of absence from the army, Brevet Captain Truman Seymour described himself as "thirty-five years of age - five feet and ten inches in height - slender - black hair and eyes - and of dark complexion."
After the war, Brevet Major General Seymour was in command of Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor, in at least 1870. He spent his retirement in Europe, and died 30 October 1891; interment in Cimitero degli Allori Cemetery, Florence, Italy.
Revised Roster, pp 681, 738.
Passport Applications, 1795-1905; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1372, 694 rolls); General Records of the Department of State, Record Group 59; National Archives, Washington, D.C.Links.
(Photo by Heidi McColgan)
This soldier was married to Louisa Weir Seymour, who is buried in Section XIX, B13 at the Post Cemetery at West Point, NY. Her grave marker includes an inscription of his military service.