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army officer , educator

Edward Carlisle Boynton, American army officer, educator.

Background

Boynton, Edward Carlisle was born on February 1, 1824 in Windsor, Vermont, United States. Son of Thomas and Sophia (Cabot) Boynton.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1846.

Career

Commissioned in Artillery, served under General Zachery Taylor in Mexican War. Later served in battles of Vera Cruz, Cerro Gordo and Contreras under General Winfield Scott. Taught at United States Military Academy, 1849-1856.

Professor of chemistry, mineralogy and geology U. Mississippi, 1856-1861. Allowed to leave Mississippi at outbreak of Civil War after he took pledge not to take field against Confederacy. As result of pledge declined colonelcy of Vermont regiment.

Captain 11th Infantry, assigned as adjutant and quartermaster of the United States Military Academy, 1861-1871. Retired to Newburgh, New York, 1871. Superintendent water works for 8 years.

Author: History of West Point, and Its Military Importance during the American Revolution. And the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: History of West Point, and Its Military Importance during the American Revolution. And the Origin and Progress of the United States Military Academy.

Connections

Married Mary J. Hubbard.

father:
Thomas Boynton

mother:
Sophia (Cabot) Boynton

spouse:
Mary J. Hubbard.