NM ARTY Mordecai, Alfred, Sr.

Alfred Mordecai Sr.


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Birthplace:
Warrenton, North Carolina

Father: Jacob Mordecai 1762 – 1838
(Buried: Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Mother: Rebecca Mears Myers 1776 – 1863
(Buried: Hebrew Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia)​

Wife: Sara Ann Hays 1805 – 1894
(Buried: Mikveh Israel Cemetery No. 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)​

Children:

(Buried: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.)​
Augustus Mordecai II 1847 – 1918​
(Buried: Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Ohio)​

Education:

1823: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (1st in class)​

Occupation before War:

1823: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army Engineers​
1823 – 1832: 2nd Lt. United States Army Engineers​
1823 – 1824: Assistant Philosophy Professor at West Point​
1824 – 1825: Assistant Engineering Professor at West Point​
1825 – 1828: Assistant Engineer Construction Forts Monroe & Calhoun​
1828 – 1832: Assistant to the Chief Engineer for United States Army​
1832: On Special duty with United States Secretary of War​
1832 – 1854: Captain United States Army Ordnance Department​
1832 – 1833: Assistant Ordnance Officer for Washington Arsenal​
1835 – 1838: Commander of Frankford Arsenal in Pennsylvania​
1838 – 1842: Assistant to U.S. Army Chief of Ordnance​
1839 – 1860: Member of U.S. Army Ordnance Board​
1842: United States Assistant Inspector of Arsenals​
1843: Member of Board of Visitors for West Point Military Academy​
1844 – 1855: Commander of Washington, D.C. Arsenal​
1848: Brevetted Major for his duty during Mexican – American War​
1855 – 1857: Member of Military Commission observe Crimean War​
1860: Member of Board to revise instruction at West Point​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on May 5th

Occupation after Military:
1863 – 1866: Assistant Engineer for Mexico and Pacific Railroad Co.​
1867 – 1887: Treasurer and Secretary for Pennsylvania Railroad Co.​

Died: October 23, 1887

Place of Death: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Age at time of Death: 85 years old

Burial Place: Mikveh Israel Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
 
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