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 Rufus Ingalls

Rufus Ingalls

Birth
Denmark, Oxford County, Maine, USA
Death 15 Jan 1893 (aged 74)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Site 101
Memorial ID 4899 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Denmark, Maine, he graduated 32nd in the West Point class of 1843. He then joined the mounted rifles and dragoons, fought as a Lieutenant in Mexican War engagements in New Mexico Territory. There he earned a brevet for his efforts. On January 12, 1848, as a Captain, he became an Assistant Quartermaster. He stayed in the quartermaster service for the rest of his army career. After duty in the Far West he was stationed at Fort Pickens, Florida, for the crisis of early 1861. He was then sent north to the Army of the Potomac after the First Battle of Bull Run, and made Chief Quartermaster in September. He remained the chief of Eastern supply throughout the war and, after promotion to Major in the Regulars on January 12, 1862, he became a Brigadier General of Volunteers on May 23,1863. He later was promoted to brevet Brigadier General of Regulars on July 6, 1864. Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant placed him in charge of supply in June 1864, with responsibility for all armies operating against Richmond. In this capacity he built up the huge supply depot at City Point, Virginia. He was relieved of duty at City Point on May 9, 1865, after being brevetted Major General in the volunteers and Regulars on March 13, 1865. Mustered out of the volunteers on September 1, 1866, he remained in the Regulars but reverted back to the rank of Colonel and Assistant Quartermaster General. He then served in the Divisions of the Pacific and the Missouri and in New York City. He retired from the army on July 1, 1883, as Quartermaster General and Brigadier General, and died in New York City.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 4899
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rufus Ingalls (23 Aug 1818–15 Jan 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4899, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .