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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Edward R. Hopkins

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born June 17, 1836.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1860.

Served: on frontier duty at Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1860‑61, —

(Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1860)

Camp Wetherell (Mouth of the Rio Grande), Tex., 1861, — and Indianola, Tex., 1861, where he was captured, Apr. 26, 1861, by Texas Insurgents under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Van Dorn, and not exchanged till Aug. 27, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in garrison

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, May 14, 1861)

at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., June‑July, 1861; of detached service at headquarters of the Department of the East, July to Sep., 1861; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Sep. 16, 1861, to

(Captain, 3d Infantry, June 7, 1862)

Sep. 1, 1862; awaiting orders, Sep. 1, 1862, to Feb. 9, 1863; as Inspector-

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863)

 p750  of Commissariat, Department of the Tennessee, Feb. 9, 1863, to Apr. 30, 1864; as Asst. Commissary at Nashville, Ten., Apr.‑May, 1864, — and at Evansville, Ind., May to Nov., 1864; as Depot Commissary, at Hilton Head, S. C., Jan. 1 to Feb. 14, 1865; as Asst. Commissary, Military Division of the Mississippi, Mar. 1 to Apr. 16, 1865.

Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Resigned, May 13, 1865.

Civil History. — Principal of Newark, N. J., Academy, 1867‑74. Instructor of Mathematics in Military Schools, at Worcester, Mas., on the Hudson, and at Atlanta, Ga., 1874‑85. Superintendent of a Mining Company in S. W. Colorado, 1885‑87. Degree of A. M. conferred by Princeton College, 1870.

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

Civil History. — Mining Engineer, Brooklyn, N. Y. — Engaged in preparation of candidates to West Point, at Cornwall-on‑Hudson, 1890‑91, and at Highland Falls, N. Y., 1891‑96.

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

Civil History. — Residence, 50 Monroe St., Brooklyn, N. Y.

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

(Born June 17, 1836.)

Military History. —

Captain, Commissary of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863.

Brevet Major, March 13, 1865.

Resigned, May 13, 1865.

Address: 50 Monroe Street, Brooklyn, N. Y.

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

Military History: —

Captain, Commissary of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863.

Brevet Major, March 13, 1865.

Resigned, May 13, 1865.

Died, Aug. 14, 1921, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 85.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1922.

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