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Gen Alfred Mordecai, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 30, 1840
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1920
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Alfred was the son of Major Alfred Sr. and Sara Ann "Hays" Mordecai. On November 01, 1866 in Washington, D.C., he married (1) Sally Sanford Maynadier and they became the parents of five children: Sara Hays {Miley], Margaret Baldwin, Laura {Summerall], Alfred, III and William Maynadir. Sally died in 1886, then on September 06, 1892, he married (2) Dora "Elma" Varney.
After graduation from West Point in 1861, he enlisted in the Civil War on 07 February 1861 in Goshen, New York, joining the Union Army of Northeastern Virginia. He was less sensitive to his Southern heritage than his father, Major Alfred Sr. He became a Jewish Civil War hero. He received high commendation for his conduct at the Battle of Bull Run by the order of the Department of War. Alfred served as Chief Ordnance Officer in several Union regiments including Company B, 8th New York Cavalry. He received a promotion of Major on Sept 7, 1863 and he became a Lieut. Colonel on March 13, 1865. In 1865, he was appointed instructor of ordnance and gunnery at the Military Academy.
Colonel Mordecai became the Superintendent and Commandant of the Springfield Armory from 1892 to 1895. When he left the Army, he was promoted to Brigadier General.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfred Mordecai (1804 - 1887)
  Sara Ann Hays Mordecai (1805 - 1894)
 
 Spouses:
  Sally Sanford Maynadier Mordecai (1840 - 1885)
  Dora Varney Mordecai (1850 - 1923)
 
 Children:
  Sara Hays Mordecai Miley (1869 - 1961)*
  Margaret Baldwin Mordecai (1870 - 1872)*
  Laura Mordecai Summerall (1872 - 1948)*
  Alfred Mordecai (1874 - 1899)*
  William Maynadier Mordecai (1875 - 1893)*
 
 Sibling:
  Alfred Mordecai (1840 - 1920)
  Augustus Mordecai (1847 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Joyce, Lot 388 East.
 
Maintained by: Ruby Mordecai
Originally Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Oct 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42847189
Gen Alfred Mordecai, Jr
Added by: Ruby Mordecai
 
Gen Alfred Mordecai, Jr
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Gen Alfred Mordecai, Jr
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Companion #13345 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: May. 24, 2012

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