Maj. Gen. Alfred Mordecai, Jr.

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Alfred Mordecai, Jr.

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Birthplace: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
Place of Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Maj. Alfred Mordecai and Sarah Ann Mordecai
Husband of Sally Sanford Mordecai and (Elma) Dora Mordecai
Father of Laura Summerall; Alfred Mordecai, III; William Maynadier Mordecai; Sara Hays Miley and Margaret Baldwin Mordecai
Brother of Laura Mordecai; Rosa Mordecai; Frank Mordecai; Miriam Gratz Mordecai; Emma Mordecai and 2 others

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About Maj. Gen. 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. -------------------- http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=42847189

Alfred was the son of Major Alfred Sr. and Sara Ann "Hays" Mordecai. On November 01, 1866 in Washington, D.C., he married (1) Sally Sanford Maynadier and they became the parents of five children: Sara Hays {Miley], Margaret Baldwin, Laura {Summerall], Alfred, III and William Maynadir. Sally died in 1886, then on September 06, 1892, he married (2) Dora "Elma" Varney. After graduation from West Point in 1861, he enlisted in the Civil War on 07 February 1861 in Goshen, New York, 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 Company B, 8th New York Cavalry. He received a promotion of Major on Sept 7, 1863 and he became a Lieut. 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
1872
Age 31
1874
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