|Edwin Vose Sumner|
Full Name: Edwin Vose Sumner |
Born: January 30, 1797
Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts
North or South: North
Other Professions: Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in US Army 1819, frontier duty, Mexican war, governor of New Mexico Territory, commanded Department of the West.
War Service Highlights: He commanded Second Corps in Peninsula campaign.
Nickname: "Bull Head"
Died: March 21, 1863
Place of Death: Syracuse, New York
Interesting Facts: His nickname "Bull Head" origainated from a story that a musket ball bounced off his head. His booming voice was known by all.