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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II
p849
1972

(Born Ct.)

Samuel M. Mansfield1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1858, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: on the staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Mansfield, July 1 to Sep., 1862, at Suffolk, Va.; in command of Regiment, Oct. 13, 1862, to Sep. 30, 1863, in Operations

(Colonel, 24th Connecticut Volunteers, Nov. 18, 1862)

of the Department of the Gulf, Dec. 17, 1862, to Aug. 31, 1863, being

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)

engaged in the Combat of Irish Bend, La., Apr. 14, 1863, — March to Alexandria, Apr.‑May, 1863, — Skirmishes near Port Hudson, May 24‑26, 1863, — and Siege of Port Hudson, May 27 to July 8, participating in the Assaults of May 27 and June 14, 1863; as Asst. Engineer in the

(Bvt. Captain, June 14, for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action at Port Hudson, La.)

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Sep. 30, 1863)

construction of Fort at Sandy Hook, N. J., Nov. 6, 1863, to Mar. 19, 1864; as Superintending Engineer of the construction of the Defenses of West Pass into Narragansett Bay, R. I., Mar. 19, 1864, to Nov. 7, 1865, — and of temporary Batteries at New Haven, Ct., May 20, 1864, to Sep. 17, 1866; in charge of Fort Trumbull and Battery Griswold, Ct., June 8, 1864, to Sep. 17, 1866, — and of repairs to Ft. Adams, R. I., June 8, 1864, to Nov. 7, 1865, being temporarily detached as Asst. Engineer in

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Aug. 15, 1864)

the construction of the Defenses at Point Lookout, Md., July 16‑26, 1864; and on Engineer Recruiting service, Nov. 2, 1864, to Sep. 25, 1866.

Bvt. Major, and Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: as Member of Special Board of Engineers to consider the Defenses of Willet's Point, N. Y., Apr. 7 to June 20, 1865; as Asst. Engineer in the Surveys of the Upper Mississippi, Sep. 17, 1866, to Mar. 27, 1867; in command of Engineer Company at Willet's Point, N. Y., Apr. 7 to Aug. 31, 1867, and at Ft. Point, San Francisco Bay, Cal., Sep. 26, 1867, to Mar. 25, 1868, — and of Company and Engineer Depot, Yerba Buena Island, Cal., Mar. 25, 1868, to Apr., 1871; as Assistant Engineer in the construction of the Defenses at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1871, to June, 1872; on Engineer Recruiting Service, New York p850city, Oct. 30, 1871, to June, 1872; as Superintending Engineer of Harbor Improvements on the Eastern Shore of Lake Michigan, June 17, 1872, to Oct. 6, 1879, and of Survey of Portage Lake, July 24, 1878, to

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Sep. 2, 1874)

Oct. 6, 1879; and as Member of Board of Engineers to examine Harbor at mouth of Kalamazoo River, June 9‑12, 1875, — to Sam St. Joseph's Harbor and Railroad Bridge across it, June 10‑18, 1875, — on Improvement of Ahnapee Harbor, Wis., Oct. 13 to Dec. 16, 1875, — and on Improvement of the Harbors at Chicago and Michigan City, Jan., 1868;º on leave of absence in Europe, Oct. 6, 1879, to Feb. 5, 1880; in charge of River and Harbor improvements in Texas, Feb. 25, 1880 (leave of absence, Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, 1883), to Nov. 22, 1886; as Member of Commission to mark boundary between Indian Territory and Texas, Oct. 26, 1885, to Apr., 1887; as Engineer of Tenth Light-house District, May 19, 1886, to Apr. 11, 1888, — of Eleventh District, May 19, 1886, to Dec. 18, 1888, —

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 22, 1888)

and on Ninth District, Mar. 25, 1887, to Dec. 18, 1888; in charge of River and Harbor Improvements in Western Michigan and Northern Indiana, Mar. 28 to Dec. 18, 1888; in charge of Defenses of Boston Harbor and River and Harbor Improvements in Massachusetts, since Dec. 20, 1888; as Member of Board on Galveston Bay Channel, Jan. 29, 1883, — and on Boston Harbor Lines, Jan. 30, 1889.

Vol. IV
p135
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In charge of defense works at Boston, Mas., and river and harbor improvements in Massachusetts, Dec. 20, 1888 to Nov. 1, 1898.

(Colonel, Corps of Engineers, July 5, 1898)

— Division Engineer, Pacific Division, Nov. 7, 1898 to –––––, and in charge of defenses of San Francisco harbor, Nov. 7 to Dec. 31, 1898. — Member of the Board of Engineers, when it has under consideration subjects relating to fortifications in the Pacific Division. — Member of Board of Engineer Officers to consider and report upon the subject of harbor lines in San Francisco harbor and adjacent waters; and to make surveys and examinations of, and for the improvement of, the Sacramento and Feather rivers, Cal., Nov. 2, 1898 to –––––; and to make an examination of Yaquina Bay, Ore., March 16, 1899 to –––––; President of the California Débris Commission to regulate hydraulic mining in the State of California, Nov. 14, 1898 to –––––; President of the Commission for the improvement of Yosemite National Park, under direction of the Secretary of the Interior, April 29, 1899 to –––––; Member of General Court-Martial convened at Savannah, Ga., Jan. 12, 1898.

Vol. V
p106
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Member of Board of Engineer Officers to consider and report upon the subject of harbor lines in San Francisco harbor and adjacent waters; and to make surveys and examinations of, and for the improvement of, the Sacramento and Feather rivers, Cal., Nov. 2, 1898 to Nov., 1900; and to make an examination of Yaquina Bay, Ore., March 16, 1899 to –––––; President of the California Debris Commission to regulate hydraulic mining in the State of California, Nov. 14, 1898 to Nov., 1900; President of the Commission for the improvement of Yosemite p107National Park, under direction of the Secretary of the Interior, April 29, 1899 to Dec. 4, 1899; member of General Court-Martial convened at Savannah, Ga., Jan. 12, 1898, for the trial of Capt. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Carter. — In charge of Rivers and Harbors, Cleveland District, Nov., 1900 to May, 1901. — In charge of River and Harbor District, N. Y., Hudson River, East River and Harlem River; member of the Board of Engineers, member of Harbor Line Board N. Y. City and various other boards, May, 1901 to Feb. 20, 1903. — Division Engineer of the Northwest Division, May 3 to August 19, 1901. — Division Engineer of the Eastern Division, July 24, 1901 to Feb. 20, 1903.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, Feb. 20, 1903)

Retired from Active Service Feb. 22, 1903,
at his own request, after 43 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Member of Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners of the State of Massachusetts, July 23, 1906 to –––––. Post-office address, 231 Beacon St., Boston, Mass.

Vol. VI
p100
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Samuel Mather Mansfield, Born Sept. 25, 1839.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Feb. 20, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 22, 1903,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Member of the Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners of the State of Massachusetts, July 23, 1906, to July, 1912. Degree of A. B. by Wesleyan University. Resided in Boston, Mass., since retirement.

Vol. VII
p71
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Feb. 20, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 22, 1903,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Feb. 18, 1928, at Boston, Mass.: Aged 88.

Buried, Indian Hill Cemetery, Middletown, CT.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Major-General Joseph K. F. Mansfield, who was killed at the Battle of Antietam.


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