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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Daniel T. Van Buren

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Daniel Tompkins Van Buren: Born Jan. 15, 1826, Kingston, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1847.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1847; in the War with  p309 Mexico, 1847‑48; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1848, — Savannah, Ga., 1848‑49, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1849; at the Military Academy, as

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Feb. 14, 1849)

Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 3, 1849, to Jan. 17, 1850; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1850‑51, 1851‑52; and on Coast Survey, Dec. 2, 1852, to Jan. 17, 1855.

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1855.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law and Civil Engineer, Kingston, N. Y., 1855‑61. Commissioner of Common Schools for Ulster County, N. Y., 1858‑61. Colonel of Engineers, N. Y. Militia, 1858‑66.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in guarding Annapolis Branch, and Baltimore and

(Captain, Engineers, 20th N. Y. Militia, May 4, 1861)

Washington Railroads, May 4 to Aug. 3, 1861; as Chief of Staff of

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 3, 1861)

Major-General Dix, successively commanding the Department of Pennsylvania, Division of the Army of the Potomac, Middle Department, at Baltimore, Md., 7th Army Corps, at Ft. Monroe, Va., and Department of

(Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, June 1, 1862)

the East at New York, Aug. 3, 1861, to July 16, 1865; and as Asst.

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

Adjutant-General on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hooker, commanding Department of the East, July 16, 1865, to Feb. 9, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Mar. 20, 1866.

Civil History. — Surveyor and Civil Engineer, 1866‑90.

Died, July 16, 1890, at Plainfield, N. J.: Aged 65.

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

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