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pi, so honored both in war and peace, died at Holly Springs, May 28, 1891.
Major-General Samuel G. French, who distinguished himself during the Confederate war by gallant services, was born in New Jersey, November 22, 1818, and was educated mainly at the academy in Burlington.
On July 1, 1843, he was graduated at West Point with promotion to brevet second lieutenant in the Third artillery.
He served mostly on garrison duty until the Mexican war, where he was engaged in the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, and soon after commissioned second lieutenant, June 18, 1846.
For gallant and meritorious conduct in the several battles at Monterey he was brevetted first lieutenant, and in February, 1847, he was brevetted captain for like services in the battle of Buena Vista, where he was severely wounded.
He — was appointed first lieutenant, Third artillery, March, 1847, and captain in the staff, assistant quartermaster United States army, January 12, 1848.
On May 31, 1856,