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Text for Page 014 [05-01-1880]

              [newspaper clipping]
   WASHINGTON, May 1.---Major-General S. P.
Heintzleman, United States Army, retired, died
here at one o�clock this morning in the seventy-
sixth year of his age.
   Samuel P. Heintzleman was born in Pennsylvania
in 1807, and was admitted as a cadet to West Point
in 1822.  After passing through the usual subordi-
nate grades until he became Captain, he served dur-
ing the Mexican war, obtained the rank of Major
in 1847, and served in California.  He was in 1861
breveted Lieutenant Colonel for meritorious ser-
vices against the Indians in that State, and was or-
dered to Washington to take the position of In-
spector-General of the forces.  In May, 1861,
he was commissioned Colonel of the Seventeenth
Regular Infantry, and commanded a division of
McDowell�s army in the disastrous rout of the
Federal troops at Bull Run, July 21, 1861, when he
was wounded.x Colonel Heintzleman was promoted
Brigadier General of Volunteers, and during the
organization of the army in the winter of 1861-�62
held command of a division.  The Army of
the Potomac began moving in March, 1862,
and was about that time organized into five army
corps, under  the chief command of General
McClellan, the Third Army Corps having been
placed under General Heintzleman.  In 1862 he
was breveted to the rank of Brigadier-General of
the Regular Army for his gallantry at Seven
Pines.  In July, 1862, was promoted to the rank
of Major-General of Volunteers, and commanded
his corps during the battles of the latter days of
General Pope�s unsuccessful campaign in Vir-
ginia.  His corps formed the right wing of Pope�s
army at the second battle of Bull Run,
August 30, 1862.  During the Maryland campaign
he held command of the defences at Washington,
he was afterwards appointed to the command of
the �Department of Washington� and of the
Twenty-second Army Corps, which he held during
the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, in
May and July, 1863.  He was retired from the army
January 22, 1869, �for wounds received in line of
duty.�

 [Gunn's handwriting]
x Very slightly.   1880.               
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