Edward Carlisle Boynton Edit Profile
Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1846.
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.
Married Mary J. Hubbard.