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 Richard Delafield

Richard Delafield

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 5 Nov 1873 (aged 80)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 36, Lot 26
Memorial ID 4764 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Major General. Graduating first in his class from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1818, he was commissioned an officer in the Engineer Corps. From the 1820s to 1861, he was Superintending Engineer of the fortifications in Mississippi, Ohio, Delaware, New York and was Superintendent of the US Military Academy, with the rank of Colonel. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he served in Washington D.C. in charge of the Engineer Bureau of fortifications and was promoted Brigadier General Chief Engineer in command of the Corps of Engineers in 1864. For meritorious services in the Engineer Department, he was brevetted Major General in the US Army on March 13, 1865. After the war, he returned as Superintendent of the Military Academy and after his retirement in 1866, he served on the staff of Governor Morgan of the State of New York.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 18 Mar 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4764
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richard Delafield (1 Sep 1793–5 Nov 1873), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4764, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .