Richard Delafield (1798-1873) - Born 1 Sep 1798 in New York City, New York. A career U.S. Army officer, graduate of the United States Military Academy, Chief of Engineers and three times Superintendent of the United States Military Academy. Died 5 Nov 1873 in Washington DC and was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York.
He entered the United States Military Academy on 10 May 1814 and graduated on 24 Jul 1818 in the Class of 1818 ranking 1st out of 23.
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General Richard Delafield died of "soffening of the brain" 5 Nov 1873 in Washington DC and was buried 7 Nov 1873 in Green-Wood Cemetery (Section 36, Lot 3977), Brooklyn, New York. According to the New York Times, President Grant and General Sherman were with him in his last hours.
Father: John Delafield (1748-1824)
Mother: Ann Hallett (1766-1839)
- Helen Summers (????-1824) married 2 Jun 1824 in New York, New York, died 1824
- Harriet Baldwin Covington (1811-1894) married 2 Jun 1833 in New York, New York, born 1811 in Kentucky, died 14 Dec 1894
- Susan Parish Delafield 1836-1896) born 1836 in Pennsylvania, died 1 Jun 1896 in New York, New York
- Juliet Covington Delafield (1837-????) born 29 Sep 1837 in Washington DC
- Emma Delafield 1840-????) born 29 Sep 1840
- Laura Delafield (1843-1886) born 5 Jul 1843 in New York, died 20 Nov 1886
- Albert Delafield (1846-1920) born Mar 1846 in Staten Island New York, died 1920 in New York, New York
- Harriet Cecil Delafield (1849-1882) born 9 Aug 1849 Fort Richmond, New York, died 7 Jun 1882 in New York, New York
- (1814-1818) Cadet, United States Military Academy
- (1818-1818) 2nd Lt. (24 Jul 1818), U.S. Corps of Engineers, American Commission, Treaty of Ghent boundary determination
- (1819-1824) 1st Lt. (29 Aug 1820), U.S. Corps of Engineers, Assistant Engineer constructing Fort Monroe and Fort Wool (1)
- (1824-1832) Capt. (24 May 1828), U.S. Corps of Engineers, Supervising Engineer of the Fortifications at Plaquemine Bend of the Mississippi River, Fort Jackson (2) and Fort St. Philip
- (1832-1838) Maj. (7 Jul 1838), U.S. Corps of Engineers, Construction and repairs of Fort Delaware, Fort Mifflin and harbors of the Delaware River
- (1838-1845) Maj. U.S. Corps of Engineers, Superintendent of the United States Military Academy
- (1846-1855) Maj. U.S. Corps of Engineers, Superintending Engineer of the defenses of New York Harbor
- (1855-1856) Maj. U.S. Corps of Engineers, On various boards and commissions
- (1856-1861) Maj. U.S. Corps of Engineers, Superintendent of the United States Military Academy
- (1861-1861) Maj. U.S. Corps of Engineers, Superintendent of the United States Military Academy
- (1861-1865) U.S. Civil War
- (8 Aug 1866) Retired from active service, over 45 years of service
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