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 Henry Brewerton

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Henry Brewerton Famous memorial

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 17 Apr 1879 (aged 77)
Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Burial Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Plot Section: Old. Lot: 327, Grave 2
Memorial ID 9252672 View Source

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A 1819 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he had a long career as an engineer in the United States Army. He served as superintendent of the USMA from 1845 to 1852, and was a Colonel in the Corps of Engineers at the outbreak of the Civil War. Too old for field command, he served as Superintending Engineer of the defenses of Baltimore, Maryland, a city critical to the Union war effort. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865 for "long, faithful and meritorious services".

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: RPD2
  • Added: 1 Aug 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial 9252672
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9252672/henry-brewerton : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Brewerton (25 Sep 1801–17 Apr 1879), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9252672, citing Island Cemetery, Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .