Daniel Tompkins Van Buren

Daniel Tompkins Van Buren

Birth
Kingston, Ulster County, New York, USA
Death 16 Jul 1890 (aged 64)
Plainfield, Union County, New Jersey, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 175, Lot 26671
Memorial ID 12449801 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. As a West Point graduate on July 1, 1847, he served in the regular Army as a 1st Lieutenant and fought in the Mexican War. He resigned on March 31, 1855, to pursue study becoming an engineer and lawyer. At the outbreak of the rebellion, he was Captain of Engineers, in the 20th New York State Militia. Called to service, he was re-instated as a Major on the Staff of Major General John A. Dix and was promoted Colonel, Chief of Staff in June 1862. He later served as Additional Aide-de-Camp and Adjutant General on the staff of Major General Joseph Hooker. For faithful and meritorious services, he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he became an assistant professor of natural and experimental philosophy at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 21 Nov 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12449801
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Tompkins Van Buren (15 Jan 1826–16 Jul 1890), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12449801, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .