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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born N. C.)

E. Parker Scammon

(Ap'd N. C.)


Eliakim Parker Scammon: Born Dec. 27, 1816, Whitefield, ME.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1837, to Sep. 10, 1838; as Asst. Top. Engineer in the Florida

(Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 7, 1838)

War, 1838‑40, — and in projecting map of the territories west of the Mississippi River, 1840‑41; at the Military Academy, 1841‑46, as Asst. Professor of History, Geography, and Ethics, Aug. 31, to Sep. 26, 1841, — and as Principal Assistant Professor, Sep. 26, 1841, to July 13, 1846;

(First Lieut., Top. Engineers, Sep. 21, 1846)

as Superintending Top. Engineer, on Survey of New Bedford harbor, Mas., 1846; in the War with Mexico, Jan.‑May, 1847, on the Staff of Major-General Scott, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; as Asst. Top. Engineer of the Survey of the Northwestern Lakes,

(Captain, Top. Engineers, Mar. 3, 1853, for Fourteen Years' Continuous Service)

1847‑55, — and in constructing military roads in New Mexico, 1855‑56.

Dismissed, June 4, 1856, for "Conduct to the prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline," and "Disobedience of Orders."

Civil History. — Degree of A. M. conferred by Bowdoin College, Me., and by Trinity College, Ct. Professor of Mathematics of Mount St.  p669 Mary's College, Cincinnati, O., 1858‑59. President of Polytechnic College of the Catholic Institute, Cincinnati, O., 1860‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65; in command of Camp Chase, Ohio, for Instruction of

(Colonel, 23d Ohio Volunteers, June 14, 1861)

Volunteers, June‑July, 1861; in the Western Virginia Campaign, July, 1861, to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Action of Carnifex Ferry, Sep. 10, 1861, in command of advanced brigade at Fayette C. H., Raleigh C. H., and Princeton, W. Va., Nov., 1861, to Aug., 1862, — and Skirmish at Bull Run Railroad Bridge, Aug. 27, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign, Sep.‑Oct., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 15, 1862)

1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862; in command of District of Kanawha, W. Va., Nov., 1862, to Feb. 3, 1864; as Prisoner of War, Feb. 3 to Aug. 3, 1864; in command of "Separate Brigade" at Morris Island, during Operations against Charleston, S. C., Oct., 1864, — and of District of Florida, Nov., 1864, to Apr., 1865; and as President of Board in the Department of the South for the Examination of Officers of Volunteers, May to Aug., 1865.

Mustered out of Service, Aug. 24, 1865.

Civil History. — U. S. Consul at Prince Edward Island, 1866‑71. Civil Engineer in the service of the United States, 1872‑75. Professor of Mathematics, Seton Hall College, South Orange, N. J., 1875‑85. Residence, Chicago, Ill.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died, Dec. 7, 1894, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 78.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Calvary Cemetery, Woodside, NY.

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