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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1830

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Edwin Rose

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1826, to July 1, 1830, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1830.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1830.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1830‑31, and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1831‑32; on the "Black Hawk Expedition," 1832, but not at the seat of war;​a in garrison at Charleston harbor, S. C., during South Carolina's threatened nullification, 1832‑33, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1833‑34; on Topographical duty, July 17, 1834,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Aug. 31, 1836)

to June 28, 1836; and in the Florida War, 1836‑37.

Resigned, June 30, 1837.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the service of the State of Michigan, 1837‑39. Major, Staff (Brigade Inspector), New York Militia, 1842‑46. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of New York, and Chairman of its Committee on Militia and Public Defense, 1848‑49, and 1857. United States Collector of Customs, Sag Harbor, N. Y., Mar. 19, 1849, to Mar. 19, 1853. Farmer, Bridgehampton, Long Island, N. Y., 1839‑62.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding

(Colonel, 81st New York Volunteers, Jan. 28, 1862)

States, 1862‑64: in recruiting and organizing his regiment, at Ft. Ontario, N. Y., Jan.‑Mar., 1862; and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar.‑Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Seven Days' Battles before Richmond, June 26-July 2, 1862, ending in the change of base to Harrison's Landing.

Resigned, July 7, 1862.

Provost Marshal, with the rank of Captain, of First Congressional District of New York, 1862‑64.

Died, Jan. 13, 1864, at Jamaica, Long Island, N. Y.: Aged 57.

Buried, Hayground Cemetery, Hayground, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a The phrase "but not at the seat of war" occurs frequently in the Register in connection with the Black Hawk War; the explanation in most cases is the one given in the biographical sketch of James Monroe (q.v.).

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