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Samuel Marmaduke Whitside, Canadian military officer.


Whitside, Samuel Marmaduke was born on January 9, 1839 in Toronto, Canada. Son of Honorary W. H. W., United States consul.


Educated Normal School, Toronto, Canada, and graduate Careyville Academy, New York, San Antonio, Texas.


Entered United States Army, 1858. Served with 6th United States cavalry in Civil War from 1861 to close, and in Indian wars for over 25 years on western frontier. Captured Big Foot and his 400 Sioux warriors December 1890, and commanded his regiment in the battle of Wounded Knee following day, in which 1 officer and 29 men were killed, and 2 officers and 37 were wounded, while of the Indians 195 were killed and all the others either captured or wounded.

In command of Fort Riley, Kansas, Fort Meyer, Virginia, Jefferson Barracks, Missouri, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, from 1891 to May 1898. In command of 5th United States cavalry during Spanish war. Took command 10th cavalry October 1898.

Accompanied regiment to Cuba, May 1899. In command Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe, 1900-1902. Brig. general United States.V., January 3, 1901.

Brigadier general United States of America, May 29, 1902. Retired from active service June 9, 1902. Home: Bethesda, Maryland.


Married Carrie McDowell McGavock, November 24, 1868.

Honorary W. H. W. Whitside

Carrie McDowell McGavock