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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Marcus D. L. Simpson

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Marcus De La­fayette Simpson: Born Aug. 28, 1824, Esperance, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1846.

 p274  Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1847)

1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — Storming of Chapultepec, Sep. 13,

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

1847, — and Assault and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; as Quartermaster, 2d Artillery, Mar. 8, 1848, to Mar. 26, 1855, —

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 27, 1847, to Apr. 25, 1861)

at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1848, — Ft. Monroe, Va., 1848‑53, — and Pensacola, Fla., 1853‑55; as Chief Commissary on the Sioux Expedition,

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Mar. 26, 1855)

1855‑56; as Assistant in the office of the Commissary-General of Subsistence at Washington, D. C., 1856‑57; at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., providing Supplies to Utah Expedition, 1857‑58; as Assistant in the office of the Commissary-General of Subsistence, at Washington, D. C., 1858‑59; and as Chief Commissary of the Department of the Pacific, 1859‑61.

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

(Major, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, July 1, 1861)

Assistant in the office of the Commissary-General of Subsistence, Aug.,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863)

(Bvt. Colonel, Bvt. Brig.‑General, and Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

1861, to May 8, 1866.

Served: on Special duty, under the orders of the Secretary of War, at San Francisco, Cal., May 8, 1866, to Jan. 12, 1867; as Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Division of the Pacific, Nov. 23, 1867, to Oct. 7, 1873, — of the Division of the Atlantic and Department of the East, Oct. 21,

(Colonel, Staff — Assistant Com.‑General of Subsistence, June 23, 1874)

1873, to Oct. 25, 1879, — and of the Division of the Missouri, to Aug. 28, 1888.

Retired from Active Service, Aug. 28, 1888, he being 64 Years of Age.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Riverside, Ill.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Riverside, Ill.

Died April 7, 1909, at Riverside, Ill.: Aged 85.

Buried, Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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