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Herman Haupt

  • Birth 26 Mar 1817 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 14 Dec 1905 Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Norriton Section, Lot 230
  • Memorial ID 12883

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.

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  • Added: 10 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12883
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Herman Haupt (26 Mar 1817–14 Dec 1905), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12883, citing West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .