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Charles B. Stuart

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Charles Beebe Stuart
Born(1814-06-04)June 4, 1814
Chittenango Springs, Madison County, New York
DiedJanuary 4, 1881(1881-01-04) (aged 66)
Cleveland, Ohio
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUS Navy
Union Army
Years of service1850 - 1853 (Navy)
1861 - 1863 (Army)
Battles/warsAmerican 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 the 50th New York Engineer Regiment, commanding it from 1861 to 1863.[1] He built fortifications and bridges for the Army of the Potomac.

He died in Cleveland, Ohio on January 4, 1881, of gangrene which developed from a sprained ankle.[2] At the time of his death, he was as Chief Engineer engaged in the construction of the Conotton Valley Railway.


  1. ^ Regimental Roster
  2. ^ "A Distinguished Engineer Dead. Gen. Charles B. Stewart Dies From The Effects Of A Sprained Ankle". The New York Times. January 5, 1881. Retrieved 2012-10-10. Gen. Charles B. Stewart [sic], Chief Engineer of the Conotton Valley Railway, and well known in engineering circles throughout the country, died at the Forest City ... (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 byHugh Halsey as Surveyor General New York State Engineer and Surveyor1848–1849 Succeeded byHezekiah C. Seymour
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