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educator , army officer

Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, American army officer, educator.


Quinby, Isaac Ferdinand was born on January 29, 1821 in Morris County, New Jersey, United States. Son of Isaac and Sarah (De Hart) Quinby.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1843.


Instructor mathematics United States Military Academy, 1845, assistant professor natural philosophy, 1845-1847. Professor mathematics, natural and experimental philosophy U. Rochester (New York), 1851-1861, 1861-1862, 69-77. Raised 13th New York Volunteer Regiment, 1861, 1st United States force to enter Baltimore after attack on 6th Massachusetts Regiment, reestablished order in Baltimore.

Led regiment in Battle of Bull Run, 1861. Brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1862, command District of the Mississippi, later 7th Division, Army of Tennessee. Commanded Yazoo Pass expedition, 1863.

Provost marshal 28th Congressional District in New York, 1864-1865. United States marshal for Northern District of New York, 1869. Surveyor City of Rochester, 1885-1889.

Trustee Soldiers Home, Bath, New York, vice president, 1879-1886.


Married Elizabeth Gardner, October 6, 1848, 13 children.

Isaac Quinby

Sarah (De Hart) Quinby

Elizabeth Gardner