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Cyrus Ballou Comstock
Birth: Feb. 3, 1831
Death: May 29, 1910

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. A 1855 graduate of the United States Military Academy, he was posted as a Captain in the Corps of Engineers when the Civil War started. He served as Chief Engineer for the Army of the Potomac and the Department of the Tennesse before being detailed to the staff of General Ulysses S. Grant. He served with General Grant through most of his campaigns, and was present through the 1864 Overland Campaign to the final capitulation of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on January 15, 1865 for "gallant services in the capture of Fort Fisher". He would receive two more brevets before the war was over. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army for "gallant and meritorious services in the campaign ending with the capture of Mobile, Ala"; on March 26,1865 he was brevetted Major General, US Volunteers for "faithful and meritorious services during the campiagn against the city of Mobile and its defenses". He remained in the Regular Army after the end of the war, retiring with the rank of Colonel in 1895. He was the son-in-law of Postmaster General Montgomery Blair. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Elizabeth Blair Comstock (1841 - 1872)*
 
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Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section 28, Row C, Grave 25
 
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Record added: Nov 11, 2001
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