Born: June 29, 1831, Manchester, Massachusetts
Died: January 6, 1913, Washington, D.C.
Unit: First Colorado Volunteers
Rank: Lieutenant-Colonel (later Colonel)

Lieutenant-Colonel Tappan was on the field at the Battle of Glorieta Pass, March 28, 1862. He is shown here wearing a sword presented to him by Colonel Kit Carson of the First New Mexico Volunteers. After the war Colonel Tappan served with Lt.-General W. T. Sherman on the Indian Peace Commission, negotiating several treaties. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Photo courtesy of C. P. Weaver
and the Colorado Historical Society.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Thanks to Samuel F. Tappan's descendant, C. P. (Kitty) Weaver, for making this page possible.