Alvord, Benjamin, 1813-1884

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Dates:
Birth 1813-08-18
Death 1884-10-16

Biographical notes:

General Benjamin Alvord was born in Rutland, Vermont, August 18, 1813, and died October 16, 1884.

From the guide to the Benjamin and William Alvord letters, 1861-1912, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

Army officer.

From the description of Benjamin Alvord correspondence, 1874. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449474

Reuben F. Maury (1821-1906) was Commander of the Oregon Cavalry 1st Regiment during the Civil War.

From the description of Benjamin Alvord letter to Reuben F. Maury [manuscript], 1864 February 15. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 693697999

From the guide to the Benjamin Alvord letter to Reuben F. Maury, 1864 February 15, (Oregon Historical Society Research Library)

General Benjamin Alvord was born in Rutland, Vermont, August 18, 1813, and died October 16, 1884.

He graduated from West Point in 1833, was a scholar and teacher for 21 years, and served on active duty in the Mexican War and a number of Indian Wars. In 1853, he was assigned to Fort Dalles at the eastern edge of the Columbia Gorge. He became Paymaster General of the U.S. Army in 1876 and retired in 1880. He produced research on mathematics, Indian customs, maps, and other topics. The Alvord Desert in Eastern Oregon is named for him.

From the description of Benjamin and William Alvord letters [manuscript], 1861-1912. (Oregon Historical Society Research Library). WorldCat record id: 708375654

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Subjects:

  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )
  • Generals--Oregon--Correspondence
  • Cartography--History
  • Military
  • Generals--Correspondence
  • Oregon

Occupations:

  • Army officers

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Oregon (as recorded)