General Albin F. Schoepf's office: Commandant at Fort Delaware. Schoepf was born in Poland, was in the Austrian and then Ottoman Empire's army, and emigrated to the US in 1851. Schoepf was appointed a Brigadier General of US Volunteers in 1861, and his brigade defeated a Confederate force under Brigadier General Felix Zollicoffer in the Battle of Camp Wildcat in Kentucky in one of the war's early engagements. On April 13, 1863 he was ordered to report to Fort Delaware, where he served as its Commandant until January 15, 1866.