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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II
p127
1128

(Born Ky.)

Joseph Stewart

(Ap'd Ky.)

18

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1842‑43, — Hancock Barracks,

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 27, 1843)

Me., 1843, — Ft. McHenry, Md., 1843, — Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1843‑45, — and Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1845‑46; in the War with

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Oct. 17, 1846)

Mexico, 1846‑48, on Commissary duty at Cerralvo and Monterey, 1846‑47, — and on Expedition from Vera Cruz to Orizaba, 1848, being engaged in a Skirmish, Feb., 1848, with Guerrillas; in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1848‑49, — Ft. Adams, R. I., 1849‑50,Ft. Constitution, N. H., 1850, 1851, — Ft. Sullivan, Me., 1851, — Ft. Constitution, N. H., 1851‑52, p1281853, — and St. Louis, Mo., 1853; and on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1853‑55, — Ft. Miller, Cal., 1855‑56, — Ft. Umpqua, Or., 1856‑58,

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Jan. 3, 1856)

San Bernardino, Cal., 1858, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1858‑59, — San Francisco harbor, 1859‑60, — Expedition to Carson Valley, Utah, 1860, being engaged in the Combat on Truckee River, June 2, 1860, — Ft. Churchill, Nev., 1860, — and Alcatraz Island, Cal., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Nov. 18, 1861, to Mar. 6, 1862, being Chief of Artillery of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McCall's Division, Dec. 26, 1861, to Feb. 28, 1862; on Recruiting service at San Francisco, Cal., Apr. 7 to Oct. 18, 1862; on Detached service in Utah, Oct. 18 to Dec. 27, 1862; on Inspection duty in Humboldt District, Cal., Dec. 27, 1862, to Mar., 1863; as Chief of Artillery and Acting Judge Advocate of the Department of the Pacific, Apr. 6 to July 13, 1863; in garrison at San Francisco harbor, Cal., July 13, 1863, to Aug. 11, 1865, — at Monterey, Cal., Aug. 18 to Oct. 7, 1865, — and at Ft. Warren, Boston Harbor, Mas., Dec. 27, 1865, to Jan. 31, 1866; on Recruiting service at Salem, Mas., Nov. 23 to Dec. 27,

(Major, 4th Artillery, Dec. 11, 1865)

1865; in garrison at Portsmouth, N. H., Feb. 1‑26, 1866, — and at Ft. Adams, R. I., Feb. 28 to June 2, 1866; on Northern Frontier, to prevent Fenian Raids into Canada, June, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Washington, D. C., July 11 to Nov. 22, 1866, — and Ft. Whipple, Va., Nov. 29, 1866, to June, 1867; in command of Sub-District of Alexandria, Va., and as Military Commissioner, June, 1867, to Feb., 1868; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., Feb. 14 to June 2, 1868; on leave of absence, June 2 to Dec. 12, 1868; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., Dec. 12, 1868, to May 1, 1869 (commanding, Dec. 12, 1868, to Mar. 17, 1869); in command of Ft. Delaware, May 5, 1869, to Feb., 1870, — Ft. Macon, N. C., Feb. 24, 1870, to Nov., 1872, — Sitka, Alaska, Jan., 1873, to Apr. 20, 1874, — and Presidio, Cal., May 8 to June 17, 1875; in arrest, Nov. 28, 1874, to June 17, 1875; suspended from rank and command and confined, at Yerba Buena Island, Cal., June 17, 1875, to June 17, 1876; awaiting orders, June 17 to Sep. 9, 1876; and in command of Ft. Canby, Wash., Sep. 20, 1876 (scouting

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Artillery, July 18, 1879)

against Bannock Indians, June 4 to Aug. 14, 1878), to Aug. 19, 1879.

Retired from Active Service, Aug. 25, 1879,
at his own request, having Served over 30 Years.

Vol. IV
p58
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Vol. V
p55
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died April 23, 1904, at Berkeley, Cal.: Aged 82.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.


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