Albermarle Cady

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Albemarle Cady (02-15-1807 - 03-14-1888) Born at Trenton, NJ, he graduated from West Point in 1829 and was breveted to 2nd Lieutenant, 6th Infantry, and commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant, July 1, 1829. He served on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, KS until 1833, followed by similar duty at Jefferson Barracks, MO, 1833-1834. Cady was assigned Engineer duty, 1834-1837. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant, 6th Infantry, December 31, 1836 and Captain, July 7, 1838. He returned to frontier duty at Camp Sabine, LA, 1837-1838, was in the Florida War, 1838-1842; on frontier duty in the Indian Territory, at Ft. Towson, 1842; at Ft. Gibson, 1843-1846.

Cady was engaged in the Mexican War, 1846-1848; in the Siege of Vera Cruz, March 9-29, 1847; Battle of Cerro Gordo, April 17-18, 1847; Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847; Capture of San Antonio, August 20, 1847; Battle of Churubusco, August 20, 1847; and Battle of Molino del Rey, September 8, 1847, where he was wounded. He was breveted to Major, September 8, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey.

He was next assigned garrison duty at Jefferson Barracks, MO, 1848 and Ft. Scott, KS, 1848. After service on Recruiting Service, 1849- 1850, he returned to frontier duty at Ft. Scott, KS, 1850-1852; Ft. Riley, KS, 1853-1854; and on the Santa Fe Route, near Ft. Atkinson, KS, 1854. He was promoted to Major, 6th Infantry, January 27, 1853.

Following duty in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, 1854-1855, Cady returned to frontier duty on the Sioux Expedition, 1855, being engaged in the Action of Blue Water, Dakota Territory, September 3, 1855, and near Ft. Pierre, Dakota Territory, 1855-1856. He served as Superintendent of the General Recruiting Service, July 1, 1857 to June 30, 1859 and on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, CA, 1860-1861. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, 7th Infantry, June 6, 1861.

Albemarle Cady, wearing the Aztec Club medal

During the Civil War, Cady served in command of the District of Oregon, October 23, 1861 to April 7, 1862; on sick leave and awaiting orders, April-November, 1862; on duty at San Francisco, CA, November, 1862-January 29, 1863; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of the Pacific, January 29-July 31, 1863; awaiting orders and before the Retiring Board at Wilmington, DE, July 31, 1863-February 6, 1864. He was promoted to Colonel, 8th Infantry, October 20, 1863.

Cady was in command of the Draft Rendezvous at New Haven, CT, March 4, 1864-October 25, 1865. He was retired from active service, May 18, 1864, for disability, resulting from long and faithful service, and disease and exposure in the line of duty. He was breveted to Brigadier-General, U. S. Army, March 13, 1865, for long and faithful service to the Army. Cady died at New Haven, CT.

ALBEMARLE CADY

(Ap'd N. H.)

Born

Born Feb. 15, 1807, Keene, NH.

Military History

Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1825, to July 1, 1829, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1829.

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1829. (First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Dec. 31, 1836) (Captain, 6th Infantry, July 7, 1838)

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1830‑33, — and Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1833‑34; on Engineer duty, Sep. 11, 1834, to June 28, 1836, and July 11, 1836, to Apr. 10, 1837; on frontier duty at Camp Sabine, La., 1837‑38; in the Florida War, 1838‑42; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842, — and Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1843‑46; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Skirmish of Amazoque, May 14, 1847, — Capture of San Antonio, Aug. 20, 1847, — Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847, — and Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, where he was wounded; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848, — and Ft. Scott, Kan., 1848; on Recruiting service, 1849‑50; on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., 1850‑52, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1853‑54, p.438— and on Santa Fé Route, near Ft. Atkinson, Kan., 1854; in garrison at

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 8, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.) (Major, 6th Infantry, Jan. 27, 1853)

Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on frontier duty on the Sioux Expedition, 1855, being engaged in the Action of Blue Water, Dak., Sep. 3, 1855, — and near Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855‑56; as Superintendent of General Recruiting Service, July 1, 1857, to June 30, 1859; and on frontier duty at Yuma, Cal., 1860‑61. (Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Infantry, June 6, 1861)

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command of the District of Oregon, Oct. 23, 1861, to Apr. 7, 1862; on sick leave of absence and awaiting orders, Apr.‑Nov., 1862; on duty at San Francisco, Cal., Nov., 1862, to Jan. 29, 1863; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of the Pacific, Jan. 29 to July 31, 1863; in waiting orders and before the Retiring Board at Wilmington, Del., July 31, 1863, to Feb. 6, 1864; (Colonel, 8th Infantry, Oct. 20, 1863) in command of Draft Rendezvous at New Haven, Ct., Mar. 4, 1864, to Oct. 25, 1865; and unemployed, Oct. 25, (Retired from Active Service, May 18, 1864, for Disability, resulting from Long and Faithful service, and Disease and Exposure in the Line of Duty)

1865, to Dec. 18, 1866. (Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Long and Faithful Services in the Army.)

Served on Court of Inquiry at New York, Dec., 1966, to Mar. 31, 1867. Died, Mar. 14, 1888, at New Haven, Ct.: Aged 81.

Buried, Old North Cemetery, Concord, NH.

Cullem's Registry Vol. I p. 437, 564