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army officer

Emory Upton, American army officer. member board to consider system military tactics United States Military Academy, 1867, commandant of cadets, instructor artillery, cavalry and infantry tactics, 1870-1875.

Background

Upton, Emory was born on August 27, 1839 in Batavia, New York, United States. Son of Daniel and Electra (Randall) Upton.

Education

Attended Oberlin College, 1855-1856. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1861.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant 4th Artillery, United States Army, 1861, First lieutenant, 5th Artillery, 1861, also served in infantry, cavalry, often cited for bravery. Commissioned brigadier general, 1864. Brevetted major general United States Army during Civil War.

Member board to consider system military tactics United States Military Academy, 1867, commandant of cadets, instructor artillery, cavalry and infantry tactics, 1870-1875. Went on world trip to study foreign army orgns., 1875-1877: wrote plan for Chinese Military Academy, 1876. Superintendent theoretical instruction artillery school Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1878-1881.

Commanded 4th Artillery and Presidio of San Francisco. Commited suicide because of an incurable disease. Author: A New System of Milltary Tactics, Double and Single Ranks, Adapted to American Topography and Improved Firearms, 1867.

The Armies of Asia and Europe, 1878. The Military Policy of the United States, published posthumously, 1904.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A New System of Milltary Tactics, Double and Single Ranks, Adapted to American Topography and Improved Firearms, 1867. The Armies of Asia and Europe, 1878. The Military Policy of the United States, published posthumously, 1904.

Membership

Member board to consider system military tactics United States Military Academy, 1867, commandant of cadets, instructor artillery, cavalry and infantry tactics, 1870-1875.

Connections

Married Emily Norwood Martin, February 19, 1868.

father:
Daniel Upton

mother:
Electra (Randall) Upton

spouse:
Emily Norwood Martin