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Marcus De Lafayette Simpson, American army officer.


Simpson, Marcus De Lafayette was born on August 28, 1824 in Esperance, New York, United States. Son of William and Lydia Simpson.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1846.


Bvt. Second lieutenant 2d Artillery, July 1, 1846. Second lieutenant, March 3, 1847. Promoted through grades to colonel assistant commissary general of subsistence, June 23, 1874.

Retired by operation of law, August 28, 1888. Advanced to rank of brigadier general retired, by act of April 23, 1904. Bvtd. First lieutenant, August 20, 1847, for battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico.

Captain, September 13, 1847, for battle of Chapultepec, Mexico. Colonel, brigadier general and major general, March 13, 1865, for services during Civil War. Home: Riverside, Ill.


Married Clara B. Barnum, September 29, 1892.

William Simpson

Lydia Simpson

Clara B. Barnum