The New Student's Reference Work/Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
Heintzelman (hīnt′sel-män), Samuel Peter, was born in Pennsylvania, Sept. 30, 1805; and died at Washington, D. C., May 1, 1880. He was a graduate of the United States Military Academy. He began his fighting career against the Indians, then served in the Mexican and Civil Wars, participating in the battles of Bull Run and Williamsburg and the siege of Richmond. He was retired in February, 1869, with the rank of major-general, by a special act of Congress.