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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II
p409
1452

(Born Pa.)

Silas Crispin

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1850.

Served: as Assistant at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1850‑52, — at

(Second Lieut., Ordnance, Oct. 31, 1851)

Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1852‑54, — at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa.,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1854)

1854‑59, — at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., 1859‑60; in command of Leavenworth Ordnance Depot, Kan., 1860; as Asst. Inspector of Arsenals, 1860; and as Assistant at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the

(Captain, Ordnance, Aug. 3, 1861)

Department of the Ohio, at Bellaire, O., July 3 to Dec. 30, 1861; and as Member of Ordnance Board, Sep. 24‑26, 1863.

Bvt. Major, Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department during the Rebellion.

Served: in charge of New York Ordnance Agency, Jan. 1, 1862, to

(Major, Ordnance, Mar. 7, 1867)

May 31, 1885; in command of New York Arsenal, Apr. 10, 1871, to June 10, 1876; in charge of all obsolete and condemned ordnance stores in U. S. Arsenals and Forts, Apr. 9, 1873, to May 31, 1885; as Constructor of Ordnance, June 22, 1875, to May 31, 1885; and as Member of Board to examine Ordnance Officers for Promotion, Nov., 1865, June 26 to Aug. 21, 1874, Mar. to Apr., 1876, and May 20 to June 18, 1878, — to select sites for Powder Depots, Oct., 1866, — on Seacoast Cannon, Carriages, Projectiles, etc., Dec. 12, 1867, to Jan. 4, 1868, — to select place in or near New York the storage of army property, July, 1868, — to consider protocol of the International Military Commission relative to the use of certain projectiles in war, and also to report on Perrine's Shell, Jan. 25 to Feb. 3, 1869, — on the Improvements for moving and manoeuvring heavy guns, Jan., 1870, — for the purchase of certain 15‑inch Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rodman guns, June 23‑30, 1871, — to test Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.King's Depressing Gun Carriage, Aug., 1871, — to test Chassis for 15‑inch Rodman Gun Carriage, Jan., 1872, — to consider alterations of Seacoast Gun Carriages, Apr. 26 to May 4, 1872, — on Col. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Benton's plan for manoeuvring heavy guns and sheltering the gunners, June 15‑22, 1873, to perfect p410details for construction experimental guns Sep. 24 to Oct. 4, 1872, — to examine into the Manufacture of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores in the Countries of Europe, May 22 to Oct. 16, 1873, — on Arsenals of Construction, Nov. 12, 1873, to June 19, 1874, — of an Ordnance Board at New York, Aug. 20 to Sep. 3, 1874, — of Board on Experimental Guns, Oct. 10, 1874, — and upon Eastern Arsenals, with a

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Apr. 14, 1875)

view to consolidate Ordnance work, May 22 to June 28, 1878; and President of the Ordnance Board (formerly Board on Experimental Guns), June 27, 1876 (on special service in Europe, Apr. 11 to Nov. 30, 1881), to May 31, 1885; in command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., July 6 to

(Colonel, Ordnance, Aug. 23, 1881)

May 15, 1886, — and of Benicia Arsenal, Cal., July 6, 1886, to Oct. 25, 1888; and on leave of absence to Feb. 28, 1889.

Died, Feb. 28, 1889, at New York city: Aged 61.


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