Alfred Mordecai, Jr. (1840 - 1920)

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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About Alfred Mordecai, Jr.

After graduation from West Point in 1861, he enlisted in the Civil War on 07 February 1861 in Goshen, NY, joining the Union Army of Northeastern Virginia. He was less sensitive to his Southern heritage than his father, Major Alfred, Sr. He became a Jewish Civil War hero. He received high commendation for his conduct at the Battle of Bull Run by the order of the Department of War. Alfred served as chief ordnance officer in several Union regiments including Co. B, 8th N.Y. Cavalry. He received a promotion of Major on Sept 7, 1863 and he became a Lt. Colonel on March 13, 1865. In 1865, he was appointed instructor of ordnance and gunnery at the Military Academy. Colonel Mordecai became the Superintendent and Commandant of the Springfield Armory from 1892 to 1895. When he left the Army, he was promoted to Brigadier General.

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Maj. Gen. Alfred Mordecai, Jr.'s Timeline

1840
June 30, 1840
Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
1866
November 1, 1866
Age 26
1869
January 29, 1869
Age 28
1870
December 22, 1870
Age 30
1872
June 26, 1872
Age 31
1874
March 28, 1874
Age 33
1875
December 25, 1875
Age 35
1892
September 6, 1892
Age 52
1920
January 20, 1920
Age 79
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States