Brig. General Samuel M. Whitside

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Samuel Marmaduke Whitside

Death: 1904 (64-65)
Immediate Family:

Son of William H. Whitside and Martha Whitside
Husband of Caroline Pugsley "Carrie" McGavock
Father of Colonel Warren Whitside; Madeleine Whitside and Major Victor McDowell Whitside

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About Brig. General Samuel M. Whitside

Brigadier General Samuel M. Whitside was a United States Cavalry officer who served from 1858 to 1902. He commanded at every level from company to department for 32 of his 43 years in service, including Army posts such a Camp Huachuca, Jefferson Barracks, and Fort Sam Houston, the Departments of Eastern Cuba and Santiago and Puerto Principe, Cuba, commanded a provisional cavalry brigade (consisting of the 10th and 5th Cavalry Regiments), a squadron in the 7th Cavalry Regiment, and a troop and platoon in the 6th Cavalry Regiment. The pinnacle of his career was serving as the Commanding General of the Department of Eastern Cuba before retiring in June 1902 as a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army.

Most history books record two events during his career: the founding of Fort Huachuca, Arizona, and his role as a battalion commander during the Pine Ridge Campaign of 1890 - '91. These two events are arguably the most noteworthy in Whitside's four decades in the U.S. cavalry.