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Mansfield Lovell
Birth: Oct. 20, 1822
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Jun. 1, 1884
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General. Born in the District of Columbia, he was the son of US Army Surgeon General, Joseph Lovell. He graduated from West Point in 1842, was commissioned an officer in the US artillery and served in the Mexican War. With the start of the Civil War, he resigned his commission and was appointed a senior advisor officer in the Confederate Army. In October 1861, he was promoted Major General in command of the defenses of New Orleans and helped create the Confederate River Defense Fleet. Assigned to the command of an infantry division at the Battle of Corinth, he ordered the evacuation of New Orleans to save his troops because he had not sufficient men or material to repulse the Union forces. In April 1863, although a Confederate court found him innocent of the charges of incompetence for the incident at New Orleans, he was not given any assignments for the rest of the war. After the war, he went to New York City, where he worked as a civil engineer until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Joseph Lovell (1788 - 1836)
  Margaret Eliza Mansfield Lovell (1788 - 1836)
Woodlawn Cemetery
Bronx County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 76, Fern Plot, Lot Middle 7811
GPS (lat/lon): 40.89351, -73.8719
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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 Added: Jun. 1, 2015

- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
It was no small task casting one's lot with the Confederate States. Not a simple choice by any means. Being found innocent of your evacuation of New Orleans it would seem your loyalty would have granted you some post significant to your rank. However, ...(Read more)
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 1, 2014
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