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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Mansfield Lovell​1

(Ap'd D. C.)


Born Oct. 20, 1822, Washington, DC.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1842, — Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1842‑43, — and at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1843‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, 1847‑48, being

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Feb. 16, 1847)

engaged in the Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21‑23, 1847, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13,

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 13, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Chapultepec, Mex.)

1847, — Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847, where he was severely wounded at the Belen Gate, — and as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Quitman, and Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of his Division, Oct. 5, 1846, to Oct. 31, 1847; in garrison at Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1848‑49, — and Baton Rouge, La., 1849; on Recruiting service, 1849; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1850, on frontier duty on the Western Prairies, Kan., and assisting in establishing Ft. Atkinson, Kan., 1850, — and at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1850‑51; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1851‑52; and in charge of Recruiting depot at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852‑54.

Resigned, Sep. 18, 1854.

Civil History. — Merchant, New York city, 1854‑58. Superintendent of Street Improvements, New York city, Apr. 20 to Nov. 12, 1858; and Deputy Street Commissioner, Nov. 12, 1858, to Sep. 19, 1861. Captain, New York Militia, 1859‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Rice-Planter, Savannah River, Ga., 1866‑67. Civil Engineer, 1868‑84.

Died, June 1, 1884, at New York city: Aged 52.

Buried, Woodlawn Cemetery, New York, NY.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Surgeon-General Joseph Lovell.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; the deficiency is made good by the quick summary on the Find-a‑Grave page linked to above.

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