(1828 - 1899)
Home State: Massachusetts
Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1851;Class Rank: 1st
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
see his Battle Report
After graduating first from West Point, he was commissioned brevet 2nd Lt of Engineers 1 July 1851;
Appointed 2nd Lt, 2 Feb 1854;
He resigned 1 Sept 1855:
Appointed Lt Col, 2nd Massachusets Infantry 25 May 1861, Colonel 13 June 1862;
Appointed Brig Gen of Volunteers 10 Nov 1862;
Honorably mustered out 24 Aug 1865;
Professor at the Military Academy (West Point) 28 Feb 1871;
Retired 31 Aug 1892.
References & notes
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903. Thanks to Jim Rosebrock for the burial information and Arlington link.
More on the Web
See more photographs and his burial site from Arlington Cemetery, where he lies in Section 2, Grave 930.
8/31/1828; Bridgewater, MA
4/4/1899 Brookline, Massachusetts; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, VA