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Civil War Soldiers - Haupt

Haupt, Herman, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Pennsylvania, and was a cadet at the United States military academy from July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the army to brevet second lieutenant, 3d infantry. He resigned on Sept. 30, 1835, and served as assistant engineer on the Norristown railroad during the following year. He was principal assistant engineer in the service of the state of Pennsylvania, 1836-39, professor of civil engineering and architecture in Pennsylvania college at Gettysburg, 1840, and of mathematics, 1844-47. He then served as principal assistant engineer of the Pennsylvania railroad, 1847- 49, and as general superintendent, 1849-52. He was chief engineer of the Southern railroad of Mississippi in 1852, of the Pennsylvania railroad, 1852-54, being elected director by the city council of Philadelphia, in 1855, and he was chief engineer of the Hoosac tunnel in Massachusetts, 1856-62. He was also a member and secretary of the board of visitors to the U. S. military academy in 1861. In the Civil war he served as colonel of staff and additional aide-de-camp from April 27 to Sept. 5, 1862, as chief of construction and transportation on the U. S. military railroads, directing the repairs and construction of roads for facilitating the movements of the Federal armies in Virginia, and on Sept. 5, 1862, was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers for meritorious services in operations against the enemy during the campaign of the Army of Virginia, but declined to accept the appointment, and devoted his attention to civil pursuits. He was general manager of the Piedmont Air Line railroad, from Richmond, Va., to Atlanta, Ga., 1872-76; chief engineer of the Pennsylvania Transportation company, and Seaboard Pipe Line, for carrying petroleum from Parkers City to Baltimore, 1876-78; consulting engineer, 1878-81; general manager of the Northern Pacific railroad, 1881-85, and president of the Dakota & Great Southern railway, 1885-86.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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