★  Eaton, Amos Beebe

Amos Beebe Eaton

Born: May 12, 1806
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Birthplace: Catskill, New York

Father: Amos Eaton 1776 – 1842
Scientist, Author, and Educator​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Troy, New York)​

Mother: Sally Cady 1780 – 1816
(Buried: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut)​

1st Wife: Elizabeth Selden 1796 – 1868
(Buried: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut)​

2nd Wife: Mary Isaacs Jerome 1814 – 1896
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, New York)

Children:

Ellen Dwight Eaton 1832 – 1907​
(Buried: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut)​
Daniel Cady Eaton 1834 – 1895​
(Buried: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut)​
Frances Spencer Eaton White 1836 – 1911​
(Buried: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut)​

Education:

1826: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (36th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1826: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1826 – 1834: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1827: Garrison Duty at Cantonment Clinch, Florida​
1827 – 1828: Garrison Duty at Fort King, Florida​
1828 – 1829: Garrison Duty at Hancock Barracks, Maine​
1832 – 1833: Recruiter for United States Army​
1834 – 1838: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1838 – 1861: Captain and Commissary in United States Army​
1838 – 1846: Captain, United States Army, 2nd Infantry Regiment​
1847 – 1848: Chief Commissary on Staff of Major General Taylor​
1847: Served in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Major for gallantry at Battle of Buena Vista, Mexico​
1849 – 1850: Commissary Officer in Saint Louis, Missouri​
1851 – 1855: Chief Commissary, U.S. Army Dept. of the Pacific​
1855 – 1861: Purchasing and Depot Commissary in New York City​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major and Commissary of Subsistence for United States Army​
1861 – 1864: Purchasing Commissary for Armies in the field​
1861 – 1863: Lt. Colonel and Assistant Commissary General, U.S. Army​
1863 – 1864: Colonel and Assistant Commissary General for U.S. Army​
1864: On Special Inspection of the Department of the South​
1864 – 1874: Brigadier General and Commissary General for U.S. Army​
1864 – 1874: Commissary General of the United States Army​
1865: Brevetted Major General for his faithful service in the war​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1874: Brigadier General and Commissary General for U.S. Army​
1864 – 1874: Commissary General of the United States Army​
1874: Retired from United States Army after more then 45 yrs. Service​
1874 – 1877: Retired Military Officer living in New Haven, Connecticut​

Died: February 21, 1877

Place of Death: Lecture room at Yale University School of fine Arts

Cause of Death: Weakness of pneumogastric nerves, cardiac syncope

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, Connecticut
 
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Eaton was the number two man in the commissary department. The deaths of the commissary General, George Gibson, then Gibson's replacement, General Taylor, shoved Eaton into place for head of the department.
 
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