BG Alfred Mordecai, Jr

BG Alfred Mordecai, Jr

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 20 Jan 1920 (aged 79)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Plot Joyce, Lot 388 East.
Memorial ID 42847189 · View Source
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Alfred was the son of Major Alfred Sr. and Sara Ann "Hays" Mordecai. On November 01, 1866 in Washington, D.C., he married (1) Sally Sanford Maynadier and they became the parents of five children: Sara Hays {Miley], Margaret Baldwin, Laura {Summerall], Alfred, III and William Maynadir. Sally died in 1886, then on September 06, 1892, he married (2) Dora "Elma" Varney.
After graduation from West Point in 1861, he enlisted in the Civil War on 07 February 1861 in Goshen, New York, joining the Union Army of Northeastern Virginia. He was less sensitive to his Southern heritage than his father, Major Alfred Sr. He became a Jewish Civil War hero. He received high commendation for his conduct at the Battle of Bull Run by the order of the Department of War. Alfred served as Chief Ordnance Officer in several Union regiments including Company B, 8th New York Cavalry. He received a promotion of Major on Sept 7, 1863 and he became a Lieut. Colonel on March 13, 1865. In 1865, he was appointed instructor of ordnance and gunnery at the Military Academy.
Colonel Mordecai became the Superintendent and Commandant of the Springfield Armory from 1892 to 1895. When he left the Army, he was promoted to Brigadier General.


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  • Maintained by: Ruby Mordecai
  • Originally Created by: SLGMSD
  • Added: 8 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 42847189
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Alfred Mordecai, Jr (30 Jun 1840–20 Jan 1920), Find A Grave Memorial no. 42847189, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA ; Maintained by Ruby Mordecai (contributor 46815616) .