Alexander Shaler Edit Profile
Graduate Brainerd Academy, Haddam, Connecticut, 1844.
At 17 employed by his father, and 3 years later became proprietor of a stone business, continuing until 1861. Joined Washington Grays (later 8th Regiment, New York State Militia), 1845. Transferred to 7th Regiment, 1848.
Promoted sergeant, and First lieutenant, and took part in suppressing Astor Place riots, 1849. Captain, 1850-1860; major 7th Regiment, N.G.S.N.Y., 1860-1861. Commissioned of President lieutenant colonel 1st United States Chasseurs, afterward 65th New York Volumes, June 1, 1861.
Colonel, July 17, 1862. Brigadier general, May 26, 1863. Major general United States.V., July 27, 1865, “for meritorious services during war.” Major general 1st Division N.G.S.N.Y. and member board to provide armories for city troops.
Honorary discharge, May 21, 1886.
Member New York board supervisors, 1866.
Married Mary McMurray, March 31, 1847.