★  Van Vilet, Stewart

Stewart Leonard Van Vilet

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Born: July 21, 1815

Birthplace: Ferrisburg, Vermont

Father: Christian Van Vilet

Mother: Rachel Hough

Wife: Sarah Jane Brown 1824 – 1917
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Children:

Dr. Frederick C. Van Vilet 1853 – 1934​
(Buried: Christ Churchyard, Shrewsbury, New Jersey)​
Brig. General Robert Campbell Van Vilet 1857 – 1943​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​

Education:

1840: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (9th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1840 – 1843: 2nd Lt. United States Army 3rd Artillery​
1840: Garrison Duty at Fort Columbus, New York​
1840 – 1841: Served in the Seminole War in Florida​
1841: Assistant Math Professor at West Point Military Academy​
1842: Garrison Duty at Fort Pike, Louisiana​
1842: Garrison Duty at Fort Macon, North Carolina​
1843 – 1853: 1st Lt. United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1846: Served in the Battle of Monterrey, Mexico​
1847: Served in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico​
1847: Quartermaster of United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1847 – 1861: Captain and Assistant Quartermaster in U.S. Army​
1847 – 1851: Quartermaster for Missouri Mounted Volunteers​
1851 – 1852: Quartermaster at St. Louis, Missouri​
1852 – 1853: Quartermaster at Fort Brown, Texas​
1853 – 1854: Quartermaster at Brazos Santiago Texas​
1854 – 1855: Quartermaster at Fort Brown Texas​
1855 – 1856: Quartermaster in the Sioux Expedition​
1857 – 1858: Quartermaster in New York City, New York​
1858 – 1861: Quartermaster at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1866: Major and Quartermaster in United States Army​
1861 – 1862: Chief Quartermaster for the Army of the Potomac​
1861 – 1862: Quartermaster at Washington, D.C.​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1867: Quartermaster in New York City, New York​
1864: Breveted Lt. Colonel for his service in the War​
1865 – 1866: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers​
1865: Brevetted Major General, Union Army Volunteers​
1866 – 1872: Lt. Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster General​
1866: Mustered out of Volunteer Service on September 1st

Occupation after War:

1862 – 1867: Quartermaster in New York City, New York​
1866 – 1872: Lt. Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster General​
1867 – 1869: Depot Quartermaster in Baltimore, Maryland​
1869: In Charge of Schuylkill Arsenal in Pennsylvania​
1869 – 1872: Chief Quartermaster, U.S. Army, Division of the Atlantic​
1872 – 1881: Colonel and Assistant Quartermaster General, U.S. Army​
1872 – 1875: Chief Quartermaster for U.S. Army, Dept. of Missouri​
1875: Chief Quartermaster of Philadelphia Depot of Stores​
1875 – 1881: Inspector for U.S. Army, Quartermaster Department​
1879: Member of United States Army Retiring Board​
1881: Retired from United States Army on January 22nd
Member of the Aztec Club, Holland Society, St. Nicholas Society​

Died: March 28, 1901

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Mitral valvular disease of heart, hemorrhage

Age at time of Death: 85 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
 
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Polloco

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He asked to be relieved and it was granted on July 10, 1862 and one week later his volunteer commission lapsed due to nonconfirmation by the Senate.
 

Polloco

Major
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
The army's supply line included the Navy and he had many dealings with that Department, including Louis Goldsborough. He considered the Navy as part of the Army and considered it to be subordinate to him. This frequent quarreling with Navy Personnel is what prompted him to ask to be relieved.
 
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