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BGEN Marcus de Lafayette Simpson
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Birth: Aug. 28, 1824
Esperance
Schoharie County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 7, 1909
Riverside
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Marcus de Lafayette Simpson

SIMPSON, Marcus de Lafayette, soldier, born in Esperance, Schoharie County, New York, 28 August, 1824. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1846, and, serving the same year in the war with Mexico, was brevetted 1st lieutenant in 1847 for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, and captain for the battle of Chapultepec. From 1848 till 1861 he was quartermaster at various posts, and assistant in the office of the commissary-general, acting as chief commissary of the Department of the Pacific in 1859-'61. During the civil war he served in the commissary-general's office, and he was brevetted colonel, brigadier-general, and major-general on 13 March, 1865. In 1867-'73 he was chief commissary of subsistence of the Division of the Pacific, till 1879 of that of the Atlantic, and since 1879 he has held the same office in the Division of the Missouri, at Chicago.




Edited Appletons Encyclopedia, Copyright 2001 VirtualologyTM 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Martha Hamilton Ritchie Simpson (1837 - 1890)
  Belle B Simpson (1862 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Elizabeth Hamilton Simpson Rowan (1863 - 1924)*
  Alan Simpson (1871 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rock Creek Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Section E
 
Created by: Jay Kelly
Record added: Jul 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 39128467
BGEN Marcus de Lafayette Simpson
Added by: Jay Kelly
 
BGEN Marcus de Lafayette Simpson
Added by: Jay Kelly
 
BGEN Marcus de Lafayette Simpson
Added by: Jay Kelly
 
 
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USMA Class of 1846
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 Added: Jan. 25, 2015

- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Dec. 24, 2010
 
 
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