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On February 17, 1865, the fort was renamed Ord Barracks.

This helped greatly to quench the call for revenge on the former Confederate states and people. On December 11, 1865, he received the commissions of lieutenant colonel and brigadier general in the regular army for the Battle of Hatchie's Bridge and brevet major general of volunteers for the assault of Fort Harrison, all dating from March 13, 1865.

Edward Otho Cresap Ord (October 18, 1818 – July 22, 1883) was an American engineer and United States Army officer who saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the American Civil War. His roommate at West Point was future general William T. He graduated in 1839 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 3rd U. In January 1847, he sailed on the steamship Lexington around Cape Horn with Henry Halleck and William Sherman.

He commanded an army during the final days of the Civil War, and was instrumental in forcing the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. He arrived in Monterey, California, and assumed command of Battery F, 3rd U. Artillery, with orders to complete Fort Mervine, which was renamed Fort Halleck.

Ord was in California when the gold rush began, with its resultant skyrocketing prices.

Since their military salaries no longer covered living expenses, Ord's commander suggested that the younger officers take on other jobs to supplement their income. Army Corps of Engineers in the survey of Sacramento, California, helping to produce the map that established the future capital city's extensive downtown street grid.After Abraham Lincoln's assassination on April 14, 1865, many in the North, including Ulysses S.

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