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army officer , engineer

Alfred Mordecai, American army officer, engineer. member United States Military Commission to Crimea War, 1855-1857.

Background

Mordecai, Alfred was born on January 3, 1804 in Warrenton, North Carolina, United States. Son of Jacob and Rebecca (Myers) Mordecai.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1823.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant Corps Engineers, United States Army, 1823. Assistant professor engineering United States Military Academy, 1823-1825. Assistant engineer in charge of constructing Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1825-1828.

Commissioned captain Ordnance Department, United States Army, 1832. Commanded 1st Washington (District of Columbia) Arsenal, then Frankford (Pennsylvania) Arsenal, 1833-1838. Assistant to chief of ordnance, 1838-1842.

Commanded Washington Arsenal during Mexican War, brevetted major. Commissioned major Ordnance Department, 1854. Member United States Military Commission to Crimea War, 1855-1857.

Resigned from Army at outbreak of Civil War. Teacher mathematics, Philadelphia, 1861-1863. Assistant engineer Mexico & Pacific Railroad, 1863-1866.

Secretary, treasurer Pennsylvania R.R., 1867-1887. Author: A Digest of Laws Relating to the Military Establishment of the United States, 1833. Artillery for the United States Land Service, 1849.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Digest of Laws Relating to the Military Establishment of the United States, 1833. Artillery for the United States Land Service, 1849.

Membership

Member United States Military Commission to Crimea War, 1855-1857.

Connections

Married Sara Hays, 6 children including Alfred.

father:
Jacob Mordecai

mother:
Rebecca (Myers) Mordecai

spouse:
Sara Hays