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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II
p293
1316

(Born N. Y.)

DeLancey Floyd-Jones1

(Ap'd N. Y.)

45

Born Jan. 20, 1826.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1841, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, being engaged in the

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Nov. 27, 1846)

Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, — Battle of Cerro Gordo, Apr. 17‑18, 1847, — Battle of Molino del Rey, Sep. 8, 1847, — and Assault

p294 (Bvt. First Lieut., Sep. 8, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Molino del Rey, Mex.)

and Capture of the City of Mexico, Sep. 13‑14, 1847; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848, — and Detroit, Mich., 1848‑50, being

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Jan. 1, 1848)

Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Brig.‑General Brady, Feb. 12 to Aug. 25, 1849; on Recruiting service, 1850‑52; on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1852, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1852‑53, — Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1853‑55, —

(Captain, 4th Infantry, July 31, 1854)

Ft. Dalles, Or., 1855, — Ft. Humboldt, Cal., 1855, — Scouting, 1855, — Ft. Humboldt, Cal., 1855, — Crescent City, Cal., 1855‑56, — Rogue River Expedition, 1856, being engaged in the Action at Mackanoslany Villages, etc., May, 1856, — Ft. Orford, Or., 1856, — Ft. Yamhill, Or., 1856, — and escorting Recruits to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857; on Recruiting service, 1858‑60; on Detached service, 1860‑61; and on frontier duty

(Major, 11th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

at Ft. Hoskins, Or., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., Aug. to Oct., 1861; in guarding the Crossing of the Susquehanna River at Havre-de‑Grace, Md., Oct., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, commanding 11th Infantry (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5-May 4, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in Northern

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., July 4, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia)

Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign, commanding Regiment (Army of the Potomac), Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and Skirmish of Sharpsburg, Sep. 19, 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign, commanding Regiment (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863; on sick leave of absence, July 8‑29, 1863; in command

(Bvt. Colonel, July 2, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

of Ft. Independence, Mas., Aug. 15 to Oct. 28, 1863, — and of the Fortifications

(Lieut.‑Col., 19th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1863)

of Boston harbor, Mas., Oct. 28, 1863, to Mar. 6, 1865; as Superintendent of Regimental Recruiting service at Ft. Independence, Mas., Oct. 5‑28, 1863, — and at Detroit, Mich., Mar. 31 to Aug., 1865; and on leave of absence, Aug.‑Sep., 1865.

Served: in command of Newport Barracks, Ky., Oct. 12, 1865, to Mar. 13, 1866, — and of Little Rock, Ark., Mar. 27 to Aug. 29, 1866; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 29 to Dec. 1, 1866; as Acting Inspector-General and Judge Advocate of the Department of Arkansas, Dec. 1, 1866, to Feb. 13, 1867; in command of regiment and Ft. Smith, Ark., Feb. 25 to Oct., 1867, — and of Ft. Gibson, and District of Indian

(Colonel, 6th Infantry, June 25, 1867)

Territory, Oct. 24, 1867, to Jan. 20, 1868; on leave of absence, Jan., 1868, to Feb., 1869; in command of regiment and Ft. Gibson, I. T., Feb. to Apr., 1869; awaiting orders, Apr. to June, 1869; as Superintendent

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

p295 of Indian Affairs in Idaho Territory, to Nov. 1, 1870; awaiting orders, Nov. 1, 1870, to Jan. 2, 1871; in command of regiment and Ft. Dodge,

(Assigned to 3d Infantry, Jan. 2, 1871)

Kan., Feb. 15, 1871, to Jan., 1872; on sick leave of absence, Jan. to Apr., 1872; in command of regiment, and Ft. Wallace, Kan., Apr. 12 to May 10, 1872, — of Ft. Hays, Kan., June 10, 1872, to Oct. 18, 1873, being on Detached Service, Nov. 13, 1872, to Jan. 6, 1873, — of Ft. Riley, Kan., Oct. 25, 1873, to July 2, 1874, being on leave and sick, Jan. 18 to Apr. 5, 1874, — of post of Holly Springs, Mis., July 5 to Sep. 14, 1874, — and of Jackson Barracks, La., Sep. 16, 1874, to May 1, 1875; on leave of absence, May 1, 1875, to May 1, 1876; in command of regiment and Jackson Barracks, La., May 1 to July 1, 1876, — of Holly Springs, Mis., to Nov. 1, 1876, — of Jackson Barracks, La., July 25, 1877, — in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, to Aug. 9, 1877, — of Jackson Barracks, La., to Sep. 12, 1877, — and of Helena, Mon., Sep. 28, 1877, to Mar. 23, 1878; and on leave of absence, Mar. 23, 1878, to Mar. 20, 1879.

Retired from Active Service upon his own application, Mar. 20, 1879,
having Served over 30 Years.

Civil History. — Author of "Letters from the Far East," 1887.

Vol. IV
p68
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Vol. V
p64
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, New York, N. Y.

Died Jan. 19, 1902, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 76.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1902, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Floyd-Jones Cemetery, Massapequa, NY.a


The Author's Note:

1 Was named De Lancey F. Jones when he was graduated.


Thayer's Note:

a The Find-a‑Grave page linked here includes a particularly interesting long biographical sketch.


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