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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born Ill.)

Samuel F. Chalfin

(Ap'd Ill.)


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., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at Vera Cruz, being Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of Vera Cruz, June 1 to July 31, 1848; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Nov. 6, 1849)

against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑52; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1853‑54; at the Military Academy, 1854‑59, as Asst. Professor of French, Aug. 29, 1854, to Sep. 7, 1856, — Asst. Professor of Spanish, Sep. 7, 1856, to Sep. 1, 1857, — and Principal Asst. Professor of French, Sep. 7, 1856, to Aug. 31, 1859; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1859; on leave of absence, 1859‑60; and on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to Texas, 1860, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1860, — and Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1860‑61.

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

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Apr. 27, 1861)

at Ft. Taylor, Key West, Fla., Mar. 25 to June 5, 1861, — and in the

(Transferred to 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Defense of Ft. Pickens, Fla., June 7, 1861, to Feb. 20, 1862; in the Defenses of Baltimore, Md., and Guarding the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, June 1, 1862, to Feb. 24, 1863; in charge of the Disbursing Branch of the Provost

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, June 17, 1863)

 p310  Marshal General's Office, Washington, D. C., Apr. 1, 1863, to Apr. 7, 1864; and as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Apr. 7, 1864, to Aug. 11, 1866.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 24, 1864,
for Meritorious and Faithful Service during the Rebellion.

Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Diligent, Faithful, and Meritorious Services
in the Adjutant-General's Department during the Rebellion.

Served: as Adjutant-General of the Department of the Potomac, Aug. 16, 1866, to Mar. 3, 1867, — of First Military District (Virginia), to May 6, 1869, — and of Department of the Missouri, June 23 to Aug. 10, 1869; and on leave of absence, to Sep. 20, 1869.

Resigned, Sep. 20, 1869.

Civil History. — Topographical Engineer of the Department of Public Works, New York city, since July 2, 1884.

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

Civil History. — Topographical Engineer of the Department of Public Works, New York City, from 1884 to 1891.

Died Nov. 1, 1891, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 66.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.

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