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E. Scammon

E. Scammon

Federal (USA)


Eliakim Parker Scammon

(1816 - 1894)

Home State: Maine

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1837;Class Rank: 9th

Command Billet: Commanding Brigade

Branch of Service: Engineers

Unit: 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

Commanded the First Brigade/Kanawha Division in Cox's Ninth (IX) Corps and relieved BGen Cox in command of the Division.

The rest of the War

He was appointed BGen of Volunteers in October 1862, and was honorably mustered out in August 1865.

References & notes

Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.


1816 in ME