Marsena Rudolph Patrick, American army officer, agriculturist. Served in Seminole War and General Wool’s Mexican expedition.
Patrick, Marsena Rudolph was born on March 11, 1811 in Jefferson County, New York, United States. Son of John and Miriam (White) Patrick.
Graduated from the United States military Academy, 1835.
Served in Seminole War and General Wool’s Mexican expedition. Served as captain in Mexican War, 1846-1848. Brevetted major, by 1850, resigned.
President New York State Agricultural College, 1859. Inspector general New York Volunteers, 1861. Commissioned brigadier general United States Volunteers, 1862.
Appted. provost marshal-general Army of Potomac, 1862. Designated by Grant as provost marshal-general all armies operating against Richmond, 1864. Brevetted major general United States Volunteers, 1865.
Commanded district of Henrico (including Richmond), 1865. President New York State Agricultural Society, 1867-1868. Pioneered for conservation and reforestation.
Governor central branch National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton, O., 1880-1888.
Served in Seminole War and General Wool’s Mexican expedition.