Earliest signature of S. M. Whitside I've been able to find, and only documentation I've seen showing his enlisted rank of Sergeant Major.
May 7, 1862
FROM GEN. M'CLELLAN'S ARMY.;
The Pursuit of Our Troops Too Rapid for the Enemy. A Strong Force Encountered at Williamsburgh. Determination of the Rebels to Make a Stand There. BRISK FIGHTING ON MONDAY. The Losses Considerable on Both Sides.
The following was read to the House of Representatives yesterday:
THE FIELD OF GENERAL McCLELLAN'S OPERATIONS.
Line of the James and York Rivers, from Fortress Monroe to Richmond.
WITHIN TWO MILES OF WILLIAMSBURGH, Va.,
Sunday, May 4, 1862.
The whole camp near Yorktown were greatly surprised at an early hour this morning, by the intelligence brought in by the picket-guard, that th...
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The group of 6th Cavalry officers on page 53 [of the Mar-Apr 1934 issue of The Quartermaster Review] was taken in camp at Snickers Gap, Va., in 1862, and has been identified by Colonel Warren Whitside, Q.M.C., whose father is in the group, as follows: standing, left to right, 2nd Lt. Thos. W. Simson, 1st Lt. Albert Coats. Sitting, left to right, 2nd Lt. Samuel Whitside, Captain (Brevet Colonel) August Kautz.
Taken shortly after the Civil War
Headquarters Post of Livingston,
Livingston, Polk co., Texas,
February 6, 1870
Brevet Colonel H. Clay Wood
Assistant Adjutant General U.S.A.
Fifth Military District, Austin, Texas
I have the honor to make the following report as to the origin, history, habits and condition of the Indian tribes living within the limits of Polk county, state of Texas, viz: The Alabamas, Coshatties and Muscogees, as required by your endorsement of November 30, 1869. This information has been gathered chiefly from the Indians themselves, and their chiefs.
The Alabamas are an off-shoot or branch of the Creek tribe of Indians, who formerly inhabited what is now the sou...
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This photograph was taken just prior to Captain Whitside's mission that led to the founding of Camp Huachuca.
Painting depicting the founding of Fort Huachuca in March 1877 by Capt. S. M. Whitside and B Company, 6th U.S. Cavalry. The print says Troop B, but the Cavalry did not formally designate company sized units as "troops" until 1881.
Photo taken at the target range camp at Fort Riley. The officers were identified by COl. W. W. Whitside, Q.M.C., in the Sep-Oct 1933 issue of The Quartermaster Review. Seated, left to right: 1st Lt. Wm. W. Robinson, Jr., 2nd Lt. T. Q. Donaldson, 1st Lt. Edwin P. Brewer, 2nd Lt. James D. Mann, Major S. M. Whitside. Standing, left to right: 1st Lt. Wm. J. Nicholson, Capt. Allan H. Jackson, Captain Winfield S. Edgerly and Master Warren Whitside.
This photo appeared in the Sep-Oct 1933 issue of the Quartermaster Review with the following caption: The officers appearing in the picture are of the 2nd Squadron of the Seventh Cavalry, taken at the target range camp at Fort Riley, Kansas, in 1888. The officers have been identified by Colonel W. W. Whitside, Q.M.C., and are as follows:-- Seated, left to right: 1st Lt. Wm. W. Robinson, Jr., 2nd Lt. T. Q. Donaldson, 1st Lt. Edwin P. Brewer, 2nd Lt. James D. Mann, Major S. M. Whitside. Standing, left to right: 1st Lt. Wm. J. Nicholson, Capt. Allan H. Jackson, Captain, Winfield S. Edgerly and Master Warren Whitside (now Colonel, Q.M.C.).
The Sioux War--Final Review of General Miles's Army at Pine Ridge--The Cavalry--Drawn by Frederic Remington. Source: Harper’s Weekly, Vol. XXXV. Major S. M. Whitside was the Acting Commander of the 7th Cavalry Regiment and led the 7th Cav in Maj. Gen. Nelson Miles' Final Review. As such he would be the front horseman rendering an "eyes right."
Major Samuel M. Whitside and his battalion officers during the Sioux Campaign of 1890-91
Enlargement of Maj. S. M. Whitside from John C. H. Grabill's photograph, "The Fighting 7th Officers," taken at the Pine Ridge Agency in the following days after the 29 Dec 1890 Battle of Wounded Knee.
This is a black and white photo of a print depicting the founding of Fort Huachuca in March 1877 by Capt. S. M. Whitside and B Company, 6th U.S. Cavalry. The print says Troop B, but the Cavalry did not formally designate company sized units as "troops" until 1881.
Whitside is standing at the foot of the stairs. An unknown sergeant is standing on the porch.
Lieut.-Col. Purington's Retirement Results in Certain Changes.
Washington, D.C., July 19.--An order has been issued by Secretary Lamont retiring Lieut.-Col. George A. Purington, Third Cavalry. A board was ordered to examine him for disability and on this report the Secretary acted. The retirement promotes Maj. Samuel M. Whitside to be Lieutenant-Colonel, Capt. Henry J. Nowlan to be Major, First Lieut. Loyd S. McCormick to be Captain, and Second Lieut. Solomon P. Vestal, Fifth Cavalry, to be First Lieutenant. It has been stated Maj. Whitside would retire as soon as he was promoted to be Lieutenant-Colonel, in which case Maj. Henry Carroll, First Cavalry would be promoted to be Lieutenant-Colonel and Capt. James M. Bell, Seventh Cavalry, to be Major. Whitside, Nowlan, and McCormick all belong to the Seventh Cavalry, and it is notice...
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SAMUEL M. WHITSIDE BRIG GEN U.S. ARMY BORN JANUARY 8, 1839 DIED DECEMBER 15, 1904 HIS WIFE CAROLINE MCGAVOCK 1845-1936 THEIR SON VICTOR M. WHITSIDE MAJOR U.S. ARMY 1886 - 1919
Colonel Whitside was promoted to Colonel of the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment in Oct 1898 while in camp at Huntsville, Alabama during the Spanish American War.
Colonel Whitside is seated third from the left
Seated are Brig. Gen. Leonard Wood, U.S.V., and Col. S. M. Whitside, 10th Cav. Col. Whitside's son, 2nd Lt. Warren W. Whitside, 10th Cav., is standing behind his father.
Colonel Whitside and his Staff, 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment. Whitside is seated in the center
Letter from Maj. Gen. Leonard Wood to President William McKinley recommending Col. S. M. Whitside for Brigadier General in the U.S. Volunteers.
Photograph from the U.S. Army Military History Institute donated by the Fort Huachuca Museum depicting Col. Whitside at his desk in Santiago, Cuba as the Commander, Department of Eastern Cuba.
Colonel Samuel M. Whitside and his Staff, Department of Santiago and Puerto Principe. Col. Whitside is seated second from the left, and his son, 2lt. Warren W. Whitside is standing directly behind him.
Samuel Whitside was promoted in Jan 1901 to Brigadier General in the U.S. Volunteers. His regular army rank was Colonel, 10th U. S. Cavalry.
Reading the New York Times
Samuel Whitside was promoted to Brigadier General in the U.S. Volunteers in Jan 1901, and held the permanent rank of Colonel in the 10th U.S. Cavalry Regiment. His son, Warren, was a First Lieutenant in the 10th Cav. and served as S. M. Whitside's Aide-de-Camp.
Commanding General of the Military Distirict of Santiago, Cuba
Dec 13th 04 My dear son; The Sumner arrived at the Wall St. Dock at noon yesterday. On my way to the Waldorf I called on Mr. Kelly who told me of your recent visit during my departure for Cuba. He also handed me your letter, which is the only news I have had from any member of the Whitside family for a month. On my way to the hotel I all at once felt badly and on my reaching here was suffering great pain in my chest and arms. I at once went to my room and after a hot mustard bath and hot drink, went to bed and this morning am quite comfortable. I'd suffered from an attack of neurolyn brought on by the sudden change from a tropical to an intensly cold climate. It has been warming ever since my arrival. Th--------------- have not been outside the house sinc...
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DEATH OF GEN. WHITSIDE
Expires of Acute indigestion After a Brief Illness.
Had Just Returned from Trip to Panama with Canal Commission
His Long Army Career.
Gen. S. M. Whitside, U.S.A., died suddenly at the Ebbitt House of acute indigestion yesterday morning. He had returned from Panama, where he had made a tour of the canal zone with the members of the commission. He reached the hotel Wednesday night at 9 o'clock, and at 4:30 yesterday morning Dr. Burch was called in to relieve his intense suffering in the abdomen. A half hour later he was dead.
Word was sent to the War Department, and Capt. Hutchinson, U.S.A., took charge of the remains. Coroner Nevitt was notified and gave a certificate of natural d...
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This print depicts Capt. S. M. Whitside, 6th United States Cavalry in 1877 at the time that he founded Fort Huachuca. the artist was Derek FitzJames.
My mother and I at the Ft Huachuca Museum standing in front of a life-size diorama of my gr-gr-grandfather, Maj. Samuel M. Whitside, who founded the Army post in 1877.
This is a rare Hight & Fairfield, Butte, Montana Presentation Pocket Watch with the inscription, "Maj. S. M. Whitside, 7th Calvary,Dec. 25th 1889." It is now in the possession of Samuel L. Russell.