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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born N. H.)

Stephen C. Lyford

(Ap'd N. H.)


Stephen Carr Lyford: Born Aug. 14, 1839.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 24, 1861.

Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, June 24, 1861:
1st Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: with Battery, May to Aug., 1861, in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., and in the Manassas Campaign, participating in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General McDowell, in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug. to Oct., 1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., Nov. 2, 1861, to Feb. 1, 1862; in command

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Oct. 23,
and to Ordnance Corps, Oct. 24, 1861)

of Cairo Ordnance Depot, Ill., Feb. to May, 1862, being detached to the Cumberland River, and present at the Surrender of Ft. Donelson, Ten.,  p820 Feb. 16, 1862; as Asst. Ordnance Officer in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Halleck's Mississippi Campaign, May to July, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Corinth, May, 1862; as Chief of Ordnance, Department of the Tennessee, July 11, 1862, to Sep. 6, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Corinth,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Mis., Oct. 4, 1862, — Operations in Northern Mississippi, Nov.‑Dec., 1862, — and Campaign and Siege of Vicksburg, Feb. to July, 1863; as

(Bvt. Capt., July 4, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services
during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mis.)

Assistant in the Ordnance Bureau at Washington, D. C., Sep. 11, 1863,

(Captain, Ordnance, Sep. 15, 1863)

to Feb., 1864; as Asst. Inspector of Ordnance at Reading, Pa., Mar. 8 to Sep. 13, 1864; and as Chief of Ordnance, Department of the Cumberland, Oct. 4 to Dec. 1, 1864; as Asst. Inspector of Ordnance at New York, Dec. 5, 1864, to Aug. 26, 1865.

Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department, and in the Field during the Rebellion.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 31, 1865, to June 26, 1867; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., July 10, 1867, to Sep. 30, 1868; in command of Charleston Arsenal, S. C., Oct. 1, 1868, to Dec. 2, 1870; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Halleck, Dec. 2, 1870, to Jan. 22, 1872; at the Military Academy, as Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Jan. 30 to June 28, 1872; as Principal Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, June 22, 1872, to June 23, 1874, and till June 16, 1880, except while on detached service; as Member of Board to arrange Details for the Construction of Experimental Guns, Sep. 24 to Oct. 4, 1872, — to appraise the value of the Rome, Champlain, and Fayetteville Arsenals, Apr. 29 to May 15, 1873, — to visit Japan and present to the Emperor certain arms, books, etc., and procure certain articles from that country of value to the Ordnance Department, June 28 to Nov. 1, 1874, — as Chairman of the Board to represent

(Major, Ordnance, June 23, 1874)

the War Department at the International Exhibition of 1876, at Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 25, 1874, to Apr. 1, 1878, — Member of the Jury to recommend awards to Exhibitors, — and a Judge on Group XVI, embracing Military and Sporting Arms, Weapons, Explosives, etc., May 10 to Nov. 10, 1876; in command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., June 16, 1880, to May 9, 1885.

Died, May 9, 1885, at Frankford Arsenal, Pa.: Aged 46.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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