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Charles Beebe Stuart
June 4, 1814(1814-06-04) – January 4, 1881 (aged 66)
Place of birth Chittenango Springs, Madison County, New York
Place of death Cleveland, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch Union Army
Rank Brevet Brigadier General
Battles/wars American Civil War

Charles Beebe Stuart (June 4, 1814 – January 4, 1881) was an American engineer, United States Navy and Union Army officer and politician.


Stuart was born in Chittenango Springs, Madison County, New York, and was educated in the common schools. He graduated from Union College. Afterwards he was engaged in the construction of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad, and the Brooklyn dry docks.

He was New York State Engineer and Surveyor from 1848 to 1849, elected on the Whig ticket. In November 1850, he was appointed Engineer-in-Chief, attached to the Bureau of Construction, Equipment and Repair of the United States Navy.

During the American Civil War, he raised and commanded two regiments of engineers, and was brevetted brigadier general. He built fortifications and bridges for the Army of the Potomac.

At the time of his death, he was as Chief Engineer engaged in the construction of the Conotton Valley Railway. He died in Cleveland, Ohio, of gangrene which developed from a sprained ankle.

See also


  • [1] Obit in NYT on January 5, 1881 (name given as "Stewart", but official New York state sources spell "Stuart")
  • Google Book The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 37f; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
Political offices
Preceded by
Hugh Halsey
as Surveyor General
New York State Engineer and Surveyor
1848 – 1849
Succeeded by
Hezekiah C. Seymour


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