Charles Seaforth Stewart

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Charles Seaforth Stewart
Born(1823-04-11)April 11, 1823
American ship Thames[1]
DiedJuly 22, 1904(1904-07-22) (aged 81)
Siasconset, Massachusetts
BuriedLakewood Cemetery, Cooperstown, New York (42°42′22″N 74°54′47″W / 42.70611°N 74.91306°W / 42.70611; -74.91306)
AllegianceUnited States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army Corps of Engineers
Years of service1846–1886
Battles/warsAmerican Civil War

Charles Seaforth Stewart (April 11, 1823 – July 22, 1904)[1] was a colonel in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. He graduated first in his West Point Class of 1846, which included future generals George McClellan, Stonewall Jackson, and George Pickett.[2]

He was born at sea, as the son of Reverend Charles Samuel Stewart, a US Navy chaplain. He was chief engineer of the defenses at Hampton Roads from September 1861 to November 1864. From November 1864 to June 1865, he was chief engineer of the Middle Military Division. For his Civil War service, he was brevetted to lieutenant colonel.

Stewart reached the rank of colonel in June 1882 and retired in 1886. He was appointed brigadier general by an act of Congress, in April 1904, a few months before his death.


  1. ^ a b United States Military Academy, Association of Graduates (1904). Annual Reunion. pp. 289–299. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
  2. ^ Waugh, John C. (1994). The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomattox : Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan, and Their Brothers. Random House. ISBN 9780345434036. Retrieved May 16, 2012.

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