Alfred Mordecai Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1823.
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.
Member United States Military Commission to Crimea War, 1855-1857.
Married Sara Hays, 6 children including Alfred.