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 Albert Ordway

Albert Ordway

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 21 Nov 1897 (aged 54)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Site 550
Memorial ID 12592 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. he enlisted as a Private in the 4th Battalion of the Massachusetts Militia at the onset of the Civil War, but was soon commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant in the 24th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. He served as the regiment's acting Adjutant when it took part in the Spring 1862 operations around New Berne, North Carolina. His administrative skills then brought him to Brigadier General Henry Prince, where he served on the General’s Staff as an Acting Assistant Adjutant General during the May 1863 Suffolk Campaign, and as Acting Adjutant General of the 2nd Division, III Corps in the months after the Battle of Gettysburg. When the III Corps was broken up, he accompanied his command as it was assigned to the XXIV Corps of the Army of the James, and as promoted to Captain and Ordnance Officer on the Staff of Brigadier General Alfred H. Terry. After serving nearly a year in this capacity he was promoted to Major, and assumed command of his original regiment, the 24th Massachusetts, which he led in combat up to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox in April 1865. In May of that year he was promoted to Colonel, and then was assigned to his last duty post as Provost Marshal General of the Department of Virginia. He was mustered out of Federal service in February 1866, having been brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for “highly meritorious services during the war”. He parleyed his experiences of the War into a successful career as an ordnance manufacturer, and served as Brigadier General of the District of Columbia National Guard. He passed away in New York City in 1897.

Bio by: Russ Dodge


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 12592
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Albert Ordway (24 Feb 1843–21 Nov 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12592, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .