★  Quinby, Isaac F.

Isaac Ferdinand Quinby

Born: January 29, 1821
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Birthplace: Morristown, New Jersey

Father: Isaac Quinby 1788 – 1866
(Buried: Vail Memorial Cemetery, Parsippany, New Jersey)​

Mother: Sarah De Hart 1794 – 1878
(Buried: Vail Memorial Cemetery, Parsippany, New Jersey)​

Wife: Elizabeth Greenbury 1826 – 1902
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​

Children:

Lt. De Hart Goldsborough Quinby 1849 – 1873​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​
Frank Quinby 1850 – 1891​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​
Charles Goldsborough “Charlie” Quinby 1852 – 1853​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​
Lois Olive Quinby 1858 – 1892​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​
John Gardner Quinby 1859 – 1939​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia)​
Arnot Quinby 1864 – 1937​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)
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Henry Dean Quinby 1866 – 1949​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​
Caroline Wallace Quinby 1867 – 1930​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​
Laura Marian Chase Quinby 1867 – 1962​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​
Edwin Rufus Quinby 1869 – 1922​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​
Elizabeth Greenbury “Bessie” Quinby 1871 – 1872​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York)​

Education:

1843: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (6th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1843 – 1845: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1845: Assistant Math Professor at West Point Military Academy​
1845 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1845 – 1847: Assistant Philosophy professor at West Point​
1847 – 1852: 1st Lt. United States Army 3rd Artillery​
1848 – 1850: Quartermaster United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1852: Resigned from United States Army on March 16th
1852 – 1861: Math and Philosophy Professor Rochester University​
1860 – 1861: Colonel of New York State Militia​
Civil War Career:
1861: Colonel 13th New York Volunteers Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1861: Served in the Battle of Blackburn’s Ford, Virginia​
1861: Served in the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861: Resigned from the Union Army on August 4th
1861 – 1862: Math and Philosophy Professor Rochester University​
1862 – 1863: Brigadier General Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Commander of the District of Mississippi​
1862 – 1863: Commander of Northern Mississippi Campaign​
1863: Commander of Yazoo Pass Expedition, Mississippi​
1863: Served in the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Command of Draft in Elmira, New York​
1863: Resigned as Brigadier General on December 31st
Occupation after War:
1863 – 1864: Math and Philosophy Professor University of Rochester​
1865: Provost Marshal in New York​
United States Marshal for Northern District of New York​
Secretary, Board of Visitors, West Point Military Academy​
1885 – 1890: Rochester, New York, City Surveyor​

Died: September 18, 1891

Place of Death: Rochester, New York

Cause of Death: Insanity

Age at time of Death: 71 years old

Burial Place: Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, New York
 
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Thomas Weine

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I recall reading somewhere that Quinby was an associate of Grant, who assisted him in achieving the rank of General, and that he really was not an very adequate officer or that he was an underperforming officer.
Is there any truth in this?
 

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