Brigadier General, United States Army
Spaulding of New York
Appointed from New York, Captain, 50th New York Engineers, 29 August 1861
Major, 14 October 1862
Lieutenant Colonel, 1 January 1863
Breveted Colonel United States Volunteers for gallang and meritorious service in the campaign before Richmond
Breveted Brigadier General of United States Volunteers, 9 April 1865 for gallant and meritorious service in the recent operations resulting in the surrender of the insurgent army under General R. E. Lee
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service on 14 June 1865
Died 2 October 1875
Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served as a Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the 50th New York Engineers, one of the few all-volunteer engineering regiments to serve in the Civil War.
Ira Spaulding: Union Officer of New York. Appointed as Captain, 50th New York Volunteer Engineers, 29 August 1861. He was promoted to Major on 14 October 1862; to Lieutenant Colonel, 1 January 1864; Brevet Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, 9 April 1865, in connection with the fall of Richmond and the surrender of Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia.
General Spaulding is buried in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery.
SPAULDING, CLARA ANNE W/O IRA
Photo Courtesy of Russell Dodge
Posted: 3 November 2001 Updated: 17 August 2003 Updated: 22 July 2006
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003