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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Marsena R. Patrick

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Marsena Rudolph Patrick: Born Mar. 11, 1811, Watertown, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1835.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Mackinac, Mich., 1835‑37; in cutting road

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Oct. 31, 1836)

from Green Bay to Winnebago, Wis., 1837; in the Florida War, 1837‑42;

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Mar. 1, 1839)

in garrison at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1842‑46; in organizing and fitting out Volunteers for the Mexican War, on the Ohio, Mississippi, and Red Rivers, May 8 to Aug. 30, 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48; as

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, June 18, 1847: Declined)

(Captain, 2d Infantry, Aug. 22, 1847)

 p623  Chief of Commissariat of Brig.‑General Wool's column in Northern Mexico, 1846‑47, — and at Vera Cruz, 1847‑48; as Assistant in the Commissary-

(Bvt. Major, May 30, 1848, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
while serving in the Enemy's Country)

General's Office, Washington, D. C., 1848‑49; and on leave of absence, 1849‑50.

Resigned, June 30, 1850.

Civil History. — Farmer, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1850‑59. President of Sackett's Harbor and Ellisburg Railroad, N. Y., 1853‑54. General Superintendent of New York State Agricultural Society, 1856‑61. President of New York State Agricultural College, at Ovid, N. Y., 1859‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in organizing New York Volunteers, Apr. 20 to

(Brig.‑Gen., Staff — Inspector-General of the State of New York,
May 16, 1861, to Feb. 9, 1862)

Nov. 16, 1861; on the Staff of Major-General McClellan, as Inspector-General of New York Volunteers, Nov. 16, 1861, to Mar. 17, 1862; in

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 17, 1862)

command of brigade in the defenses of Washington, D. C., Mar. to May, 1862; as Military Commandant of Fredericksburg, Va., and in Major-General McDowell's pursuit of Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley, May 7 to Aug. 9, 1862; in Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Actions of Beverly Ford, Aug. 21, Warrenton Springs, Aug. 26, and Gainesville, Aug. 28, 1862, — Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862, — and Battle of Chantilly, Sep. 1, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862; as Provost-Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac, Oct. 6, 1862, to Mar. 17, 1865, — of the Armies operating against Richmond, July 5, 1864, to Apr. 12, 1865, — and of the Department of

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

Virginia, Apr. 15 to May 25, 1865, being present at all Military Operations; and in command of the District of Henrico, Va., May 25 to June 9, 1865.

Resigned, June 12, 1865.

Civil History. — President of the New York State Agricultural Society, 1867‑80. Farmer, Manlius, N. Y., 1868‑80. Governor of the Soldiers' Home, Dayton, O., Sep. 23, 1880, to July 27, 1888.

Died, July 27, 1888, at Dayton, O.: Aged 77.

Buried, Dayton National Cemetery, Dayton, OH.

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