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army officer

Samuel Tobey Cushing, American army officer.

Background

Cushing, Samuel Tobey was born on September 14, 1839 in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. Son of George W. and Sarah (Cooke) Cushing.

Education

Early education common schools, Providence. Graduate West Point Military Academy, July 1, 1860.

Career

Bvtd. Second lieutenant, January 1861. First lieutenant, February 1862. Captain, February 1863.

Captain subsistence department, May 1863. Major by brevetted, August 1888. Major subsistence department, January 1897.

Brigadier general and commissary general United States Army. In New Mexico during Navajo war, 1860-1861. Signal officer, and during Civil War, 1862-1863, chief signal officer Army of the Potomac.

Chief commissary of subsistence in field during Bannock War, 1878.

Connections

Married Kate Dewey, May 27, 1869.

father:
George W. Cushing

mother:
Sarah (Cooke) Cushing

spouse:
Kate Dewey