Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An 1854 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he was serving as a 1st Lieutenant in the 2nd United States Regular Artillery when the Civil War broke out. His skills in administrative duties were then noticed by superiors, and he was promoted up to Colonel in the Quartermaster's Department. He served first as Chief Quartermaster of the XVII Corps in the Army of the Tennessee, then as Chief Quartermaster of the Army itself. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on April 9, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services in the field during the war". He remained in the Regular Army after the war, and retired at his Colonel's rank in 1895.
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