Happy Birthday Isaac Munroe St. John

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Isaac Munroe St. John:
Born: November 19, 1827
Birthplace: Augusta, Georgia
Father: Isaac Richards St. John 1800 – 1880
Mother: Abigail Richardson Munroe 1805 – Unknown
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Wife: Eleanor J. Carrington 1838 – 1916
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Children:
Eleanor Munroe St. John 1862 – 1870
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Josephine Bonnycastle St. John 1869 – 1885
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Caroline Munroe St. John 1871 – 1871
(Buried: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia)
Rosalie Munroe St. John Herndon 1872 – 1948
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Norfolk Virginia)
Abby St. John Starke 1876 – 1955
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery Norfolk Virginia)
Education:
1845: Graduated from Yale University
Occupation:
1845 – 1847: Attorney in Baltimore Maryland
1847 – 1848: Editor of Baltimore Patriot Newspaper
1848 – 1855: Civil Engineer Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
1855 – 1861: Civil Engineer of Blue Ridge Railroad Company
Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Engineer in the Army of the Peninsula
1862: Chief Engineer & Captain to John B. Magruder
1862 – 1865: Confederate Chief Bureau of Nitre
1862 – 1863: Major in the Confederate Army Artillery
1863 – 1864: Lt. Colonel CSA Nitre and Minning Corps
1864 – 1865: Colonel CSA Nitre and Minning Corps
1865: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army
1865: Paroled at Thomasville Georgia by union army
Occupation after War:
1866 – 1869: Chief Engineer Louisville, Cincinnati Lexington Railroad
City Engineer for Louisville Kentucky
Civil Engineer for Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad

Died: April 7, 1880
Place of Death: The Greenbrier resort White Sulphur Springs WVA.
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Age at time of Death: 52 years old
Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery Richmond Virginia



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His last achievement is listed as Commisary General of Subsistence on Feb. 16, 1865. What exactly does that title mean?
 
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