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Alvord, Benjamin


Age: 49, credited to Rutland, VT
Unit(s): USA, USV
Service: USMA 33; 1LT, 4th US INF 36; served in the Seminole and Mexican wars; CPT 46; MAJ USA 52; honorary A.M., UVM, 54; BGen USV 4/15/62; resgd from USV 8/8/65; COL and ADC 7/66; BGen USV 3/65; 5 Bvts for gallant and meritorious service [College: USMA 33, UVM 54]

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Birth: 08/18/1813, Rutland, VT
Death: 10/16/1884

Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT
Marker/Plot: Section 20
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 22684


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Unknown
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: USMA 33, UVM 54
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, VT

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(Library of Congress)


Benjamin Alvord was born 18 August 1813, in Rutland, Vermont. He graduated from West Point in 1833, served in the Seminole and Mexican wars, was a mathematics instructor at West Point and served as a paymaster before the war. In April 1862 he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers and commanded the District of Oregon until March 1865. After the war he continued to serve in the army as a paymaster, retiring in 1880. He was also a writer on mathematical and botanical subjects. He died 16 October 1884 and is buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Vermont.

Alvord was assigned as 1st Lieutenant in the Fourth U.S. Infantry in 1836, was promoted to Captain in 1846, and major in 1852. He accepted an appointment as Brigadier General of Volunteers 15 April 1862 and resigned from the volunteer service 8 August 1865. He was appointed Brigadier General and Paymaster-General of the United States Army in 1876 and retired from active duty in 1880.


Source - Revised Roster, p 677

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