Civil War Union Brigadier General. A career US Army officer, he graduated from West Point ninth in the class of 1840. He saw service in the Seminole War, the Mexican War and participated in the Sioux Indian frontier Battle of Blue Water. At the start of the Civil War, he was a Colonel Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac. Stationed in New York City, he was promoted Brigadier General coordinating supplies and transportation for troops in the field for the entire war. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers in March 1865. After the war, he remained in the Regular Army and retired as Assistant Quartermaster General of the US Army in 1881.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith