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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1836

Vol. I

(Born N. J.)

David P. De Witt

(Ap'd N. Y.)


David Porter De Witt: Born July 10, 1817, Hoboken, NJ.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1832, to July 1, 1836, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1836.

Served: on Special duty at the Military Academy (making Drawings), July 18 to Sep. 12, 1836; and on leave of absence, Sep. 12 to Oct. 31, 1836.

Resigned, Oct. 31, 1836.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer in the United States and Canada, 1836‑59; and in the service of the U. S. Express Company, 1859‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in garrison at Williamsport, Md., Sep. 1‑21, 1861; in

(Major, 2d Maryland Volunteers, Sep. 21, 1861)

the defenses of Baltimore, Md., Sep. 21, 1861, to May 25, 1862; in Operations

(Colonel, 3d Maryland Volunteers, Mar. 29, 1862)

in the Shenandoah Valley, May 25 to Sep. 3, 1862; in Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, — and Skirmishes on the Rappahannock, Aug. 21‑26, 1862.

Resigned, Oct. 8, 1862.

Served: in defense of Upton Hill and Fairfax Seminary, in front of

(Colonel, 143d New York Volunteers, Oct. 8, 1862)

Washington, Oct. 15, 1862, to Mar. 5, 1863.

Resigned on account of Ill-health, Apr. 30, 1863.

Re-appointed in the U. S. Army with the rank of

Major, Veteran Reserve Corps, June 9, 1863.

Served: in garrison, New York harbor, June 9, 1863, to July 8, 1864,

(Colonel, Veteran Reserve Corps, Sep. 29, 1863)

— in the defenses of Baltimore, Md., July 10 to Nov., 1864, — and at Washington, D. C., Nov. 29, 1864, to Dec., 1865; in waiting orders, Dec.,

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services)

1865, to May 26, 1866; and on Court-martial duty, May 26 to June 6, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, June 6, 1866.

Civil History. — Superintendent of Supplies, etc., U. S. Express Company, at New York city, 1866‑87.

Died, Feb. 26, 1889, at Middletown, N. Y.: Aged 72.

Buried, Hillside Cemetery, Middletown, NY.

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