GEN. STEPHEN MOFFITT DEAD. Was Born in 1837 and Served Through- out the Civil War--Held Vari- ous Public Offices. PLATTSBURG, N.Y., Jan. 3.--Gen. Ste- phen Moffitt died at his residence near this city to-day. Gen. Moffitt was born in Clintonville, Clinton County, N.Y., in 1837. When the civil war broke out he was the first man to enlist in the Ninety-sixth Volunteer Reg- iment. He rose to be Lieutenant Colonel in 1863 and Colonel of the regiment in 1865. A little later he was brevetted Brigadier General. He lost a leg at the battle of Fair Oaks Oct. 27, 1864, while carrying a wound- ed private from the field. At the battle of Plymouth, April 16, 1864, he was captured and sent to Libby Prison and later to pris- ons at Macon and Danville, Ga. Gen. Moffitt was appointed Deputy Col- lector of Internal Revenue for this district in 1866. In 1867 he was elected County Clerk of Clinton County and was re-elected in 1870, resigning in 1878 to accept the post of agent and Warden of Clinton Pris- on, which he held until 1876, when Presi- dent Grant appointed him Collector of Cus- toms for the District of Champlain, to which office he was reappointed in 1880 by President Hayes. In 1888 he was elected Assemblyman from Clinton County. In 1889 President Harrison appointed Gen. Moffitt to be again Collector of Customs for the District of Champlain, which office he held until 1898. At the time of his death he was President of the Plattsburg Na- tional Bank. He was never married. He is survived by three sisters and one brother, ex-Congressman John H. Moffitt, now cashier of the Plattsburg National Bank. Gen. Moffitt was one of the wealthiest and most prominent men in this county, and was a leader in charitable work. For years past on Christmas Day he gave pres- ents to all the school children and dinners to all the needy poor of this city. The funeral will be on Wednesday.
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