★ ★  Augur, Christopher C.

Christopher Columbus Augur

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Born: July 10, 1821

Birthplace: Kendall, New York

Father: Ammon Augur 1789 – 1830
(Buried: Greenwood Cemetery, Kendall, New York)​

Mother: Annis Wellman 1795 – 1872
(Buried: Marne Cemetery, Marne, Michigan)​

Wife: Jane Elizabeth Arnold 1827 – 1906
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Children:

Jeannie Augur Russell – 1911​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Captain Colon Augur 1847 – 1913​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Colonel Jacob Arnold Augur 1849 – 1909​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Lt. John Preston Johnson Augur 1852 – 1884​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
Maria Ford Augur Holabird 1856 – 1942​
(Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois)​
Walter Wheaton Augur 1858 – 1905​
(Buried: Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois)​
Ford Spencer Augur 1860 – 1938​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Annis Augur 1864 – 1883​
(Buried: San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas)​
Ellen Adair Augur Hyde 1866 – 1894​
(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Murray Blachley Augur 1870 – 1939​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Education:

1843: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (16th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1843 – 1845: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1843 – 1845: Garrison Duty at Fort Ontario, New York​
1845 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1846: Served in the Battle of Palo Alto, Mexico​
1846: Served in the Battle of Resaca de la Palma, Mexico​
1846 – 1847: Recruiter for United States Army​
1847: Aide to Brigadier General Hopping​
1847 – 1852: 1st Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1847 – 1848: Aide to Brigadier General Cushing​
1848 – 1852: Garrison Duty at Fort Niagara, New York​
1852 – 1861: Captain, United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1856: Served in the Rogue River Expedition​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Major, United States Army, 13th Infantry Regiment​
1861: Commandant of Cadets at West Point Military Academy​
1861: Instructor of Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry Tactics at West Point​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Served in the Advance at the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia​
1862: Division Commander, Union Army, 5th Army Corps​
1862: Wounded during the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Virginia​
1862: Breveted Colonel for Gallantry at Battle of Cedar Creek​
1862: Member to investigate Surrender of Harper’s Ferry​
1862 – 1866: Major General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served in General Banks Expedition to New Orleans, Louisiana​
1863: Union Army Commander of District of Baton Rouge, Louisiana​
1863: Served in the Battle of Port Hudson, Louisiana​
1863 – 1866: Lt. Colonel, United States Army, 12th Infantry Regiment​
1863: President of Military Commissions in Washington, D.C.​
1863 – 1866: Union Army Commander, Department of Washington​
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General for Gallantry, Capture of Port Hudson​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his service in the War​
1866 – 1869: Colonel, United States Army, 12th Infantry Regiment​
1866: Mustered out of the Volunteer Army on September 1st

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1869: Colonel, United States Army, 12th Infantry Regiment​
1866 – 1867: Member of Board for Promotions of Army Officers​
1867: U.S. Army Commander of Department of the Platte​
1869 – 1885: Brigadier General in United States Army​
1872 – 1875: U.S. Army Commander, Department of Texas​
1874: Lay Delegate from Texas, General Convention of the Episcopal Church​
1875 – 1878: U.S. Army Commander Department of the Gulf​
1877: Lay Delegate from Texas General Convention Episcopal Church​
1878 – 1880: U.S. Army Commander, Department of the South​
1878: Member of Board of Visitors at West Point Military Academy​
1881 – 1883: U.S. Army Commander, Department of Texas​
1883 – 1885: U.S. Army Commander, Department of the Missouri​
1885: Retired from United States Army at the age of 64 years old​

Died: January 16, 1898

Place of Death: Georgetown, Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Paresis, Softening of the brain

Age at time of Death: 76 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
 
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That looking-into-the-surrender-of-Harper's-Ferry thing was his serving on a Commission during his recovery from his Cedar Mountain wounding. Kind of a "light duty" assignment.
 
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