Remington was born in 1861 in Canton, New York,
the son of a Republican newspaper publisher
named Seth Pierre who was a Colonel in the cavalry
and a Civil war commander. His mother was named
Clara Sackrider. From his father, he inherited
an interest in the cavalry and military operations.
He did not, however, inherit his fatherís trim
figure, as Remington was 5 foot 9 inches and
weighed in at 300 pounds. In his youth, Remington
enjoyed hunting and was also an avid horseman.
Remington attended the Highland Military Academy
in Worcester, Massachusetts through his high
school years. Afterwards, he was educated at
the Yale College School of Art where he was
not the best of students and preferred playing
football over art.