|Birth: ||Sep. 9, 1828|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1889|
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Silas Crispin, son of Benjamin and Maria Crispin, was born at Holmesburg, Philadelphia County, Pa., on September 9, 1828. He was educated at local schools and the Philadelphia High School. He was admitted as a cadet to the U. S. Military Academy at West Point, N. Y., July 1, 1846, on appointment of the late Hon. Charles Jared Ingersoll, M. C. He graduated with distinction, being third in his class, on July 1, 1850, and was then appointed a Brevet Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Department, U. S. Army.
He was promoted from time to time, finally attaining the rank of Colonel of Ordnance on August 23, 1881. He served at Watervleit Arsenal, New York, Allegheny Arsenal, Pennsylvania, and St. Louis Arsenal, Missouri. He was in command of the Ordnance depot, Leavenworth, Kan., in 1860 and 1861.
During the Civil War Colonel Crispin served for some time on the staff of Major-General George B. McClellan, and also in charge of the New York Ordnance Agency as a member of the Ordnance Board, Commandant of the New York Arsenal, etc., etc. He was President of the Ordnance Board for five years. He was Commandant at the Frankford Arsenal, Philadelphia, from June, 1885, to June, 1886, and the Benicia Arsenal, California, from June, 1886, until a short time previous to his death, which occurred at New York City on February 28, 1889. He was buried from the residence of his niece, Mrs. Catherine M. Clark, Holmesburg, Pa., on March 8. The funeral services were held in Emmanuel Protestant Episcopal Church, the Rev. D. Caldwell Millett, D. D., rector of the parish, officiating. The interment was in the grounds connected with the church. Colonel Crispin had never married. (G. S. Clark.)
From the book "Biographical and historical sketch of Captain William" Crispin By William Frost Crispin
Benjamin Crispin (1792 - 1864)
Maria Foster Crispin (1796 - 1882)
Thomas H. Crispin (____ - 1888)*
William Crispin (1819 - 1870)*
Benjamin Franklin Crispin (1821 - 1898)**
Silas Crispin (1828 - 1889)
Emmanuel Resurrection Episcopal Church Cemetery
Created by: Billy Walker
Record added: Jul 26, 2011
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