Eliakim Parker Scammon(1816 - 1894)
Home State: Maine
Command Billet: Commanding Brigade
Branch of Service: Engineers
Unit: 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps
see his Battle Report
Before the Antietam Campaign:
After West Point, he was made one of the original officers of the US Army Corps of Topographic Engineers, created in 1838.He was promoted to Captain in 1853, but he was dismissed June 4, 1856 (why?).
He was appointed Colonel of the 23rd Ohio Infantry in June 1861.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Commanded the First Brigade/Kanawha Division in Cox's Ninth (IX) Corps and relieved BGen Cox in command of the Division.
The remainder of the War:
He was appointed BGen of Volunteers in October 1862, and was honorably mustered out in August 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
|Birth State: ME |
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1837 Class Rank: 9th
Death Date: 12/7/1894
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