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★★ -Happy Birthday Major General Isaac Stevens

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Isaac Ingalls Stevens

Born: March 25, 1818
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Birthplace: North Andover, Massachusetts

Father: Isaac Stevens 1785 – 1862
(Buried: Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover, Massachusetts)​

Mother: Hannah Cummings 1785 – 1827
(Buried: Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover, Massachusetts)​

Wife: Margaret Lyman Hazard 1817 – 1913
(Buried: Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island)​

Children:

Brevet Brig. General Hazard Stevens 1842 – 1918​
(Buried: Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island)​
Julia Virginia Stevens 1844 – 1845​
(Buried: Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island)​
Sue Stevens Eskridge 1846 – 1925​
(Buried: Common Burying Ground, Newport, Rhode Island)​
Gertrude Maude Stevens 1850 – 1907​
(Buried: Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island)​
Kate Stevens Bates 1852 – 1941​
(Buried: Masonic Memorial Park, Tumwater, Washington)​

Education:

1839: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (1st in class)​

Occupation before War:
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1839 – 1840: 2nd Lt. United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1840 – 1853: 1st Lt. United States Army, Corps of Engineers​
1847: Adjutant of U.S. Army Engineers at the Battle of Vera Cruz​
1847: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry at Two Mexican War Battles​
1847: Brevetted Major for Gallantry at Battle of Chapultepec, Mexico​
1849 – 1853: Assistant in Charge of Coast Survey Office in D.C.​
1851: Author of Campaigns of the Rio Grande and Mexico
1853: Resigned from United States Army on March 16th
1853 – 1857: Governor of Washington Territory​
1853 – 1857: U.S. Commissioner Indian Affairs Washington Territory​
1853 – 1854: Author of a Report on Explorations​
1857 – 1861: Washington Territory Delegate to U.S. Congress​

Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of 79th New York Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers​
1861 – 1862: Brigade Commander for Port Royal Expedition​
1862: Destroyed Confederate Batteries at Coosaw River, South Carolina​
1862: Served in the Fighting at Stono River​
1862: Served in the Battle of Secessionville, South Carolina​
1862: Division Commander at Newport News, Virginia​
1862: Major General, Union Army Volunteers, Infantry​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Ran in Front of his troops holding the flag at Battle of Chantilly​
1862: Killed bullet thru his brain during the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia​

Died: September 1, 1862

Place of Death:
Chantilly, Virginia

Cause of Death: Killed by bullet thru the brain

Age at time of Death: 44 years old

Burial Place: Island Cemetery, Newport, Rhode Island
 
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