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army officer , civil engineer

Mansfield Lovell, American army officer, civil engineer.

Background

Lovell, Mansfield was born on October 20, 1822 in Washington, District of Columbia. Son of Doctor Joseph and Margaret (Mansfield) Lovell.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1842.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, 4th Artillery, United States Army, 1842, First lieutenant, 1846, served in Taylor’s campaign, 1846-1847, aide-de-camp to General John A. Quitman. Brevetted captain for gallantry at Battle of Chapultepec, 1847. Resigned commission, 1854.

Deputy street commissioner New York City, 1858, later superintendent street improvements. Commissioned major general Confederate Army, 1861, in command New Orleans, fought at Battle of Vicksburg, 2d-in-command in Battle of Corinth.

Connections

Married Emily Plympton, 1849.

father:
Doctor Joseph Lovell

mother:
Margaret (Mansfield) Lovell

spouse:
Emily Plympton