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Herman Haupt
Birth: Mar. 26, 1817
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1905
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. A child engineering prodigy, he graduated at the age of 18 from the 1835 Class of the United States Military Academy (35th of 56). Resigned from the Army soon after graduation, and embarked on a successful career as a Railroad science and technology pioneer. In 1862, the second year of the Civil War he was appointed chief of all U.S. Military Railroads and transportation, with the rank of Brigadier General, US Volunteers. He accepted the rank but not the pay, and served without any wages. After a full year of doing a remarkable job of organizing and building Military Railroad for the Union, he resigned. His postbellum career continued its remarkable path. General Haupt made great strides in Railroad evolution, and was the head of several railroad companies. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  Anne Cecelia Keller Haupt (1821 - 1891)*
  Lewis Muhlenberg Haupt (1844 - 1937)*
  Ella Catherine Haupt Chapman (1848 - 1918)*
  Herman Haupt (1852 - 1925)*
  Charles Edgar Haupt (1854 - 1942)*
  Alexander James Derbyshire Haupt (1858 - 1934)*
*Calculated relationship
West Laurel Hill Cemetery
Bala Cynwyd
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Norriton Section, Lot 230
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 11, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 12883
Herman Haupt
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Herman Haupt
Added by: Russ Dodge
Herman Haupt
Added by: Russ Dodge
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Thank you for your engineering expertise with the Union railroads during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Mar. 26, 2016

- poddop
 Added: Nov. 6, 2015

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