Wife of Union General Edwin Vose Sumner
Early Years and Marriage
Hannah Wickersham Forster was born January 31, 1804 in Erie, Pennsylvania. Edwin Vose Sumner was born in Boston, Massachusetts January 30, 1797 and entered the United States army as a career soldier in 1819. He fought in the Black Hawk War (1832) and various campaigns against Native Americans, and with distinction in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848).
Seventeen-year-old Hannah Wickersham Forster, daughter of an army officer, married Edwin Vose …Read More...