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 Thomas Sidney Jesup

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Thomas Sidney Jesup

  • Birth 16 Dec 1788 Berkeley County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 10 Jun 1860 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Chapel Valley, Lot 481
  • Memorial ID 10550707

United States Army Quartermaster General. He started his distinguished military career in 1808 as a 2nd Lieutenant of the 7th Infantry and was a Major of the 19th Infantry in the War of 1812. He was promoted successively to Lieutenant Colonel arid Colonel for gallantry in action at the Battles of Chippewa and Niagara in 1814. On May 8, 1818, President Jackson appointed him temporary Adjutant General and Quartermaster General. For his duty and faithful service he was brevetted Major General on May 8, 1828. Known as the Father of the Modern Quartermaster Corps, he held the post as the 12th Quartermaster General for forty-two years and died while in office at age 72. Originally interred at Congressional Cemetery, Washington D.C., his remains were relocated to their current location in 1862. General Jesup was the first inductee into the Quartermaster Hall of Fame, charter year 1986.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 10550707
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Sidney Jesup (16 Dec 1788–10 Jun 1860), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10550707, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .