Charles Seaforth Stewart Edit Profile
He graduated first in his West Point class of 1846 with George McClellan, Stonewall Jackson, and George Pickett.
He was born at sea, as the son of Reverend Charles Samuel Stewart, a US Navy Chaplain. He was Chief Engineer of the defenses at Hampton Roads from September 1861 to November 1864. From November 1864 to June 1865, he was Chief Engineer of the Middle Military Division.
For his Civil War service, he was brevetted to Lieutenant Colonel. Stewart reached the rank of Colonel in June 1882 and retired in 1886. He was appointed Brigadier General by an act of Congress, in April 1904, a few months before his death.
Member of the board engrs. for fortifications on Pacific Coast, 1870-1886. Member various engineering bds., 1866-1886.
Married Cecilia Sophia de Louville Tardy, April 15, 1857 (died 1886).