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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II
p311
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(Born Mich.)

John S. Mason

(Ap'd Mich.)

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John Sanford Mason: Born Aug. 21, 1824, Steubenville, OH.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847, at Tampico; on sick leave of absence, 1847‑48; on Recruiting service, 1848; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1848‑49, 1849‑50, 1851‑52; in conducting recruits to California,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Sep. 7, 1850)

p312 1852; on frontier duty at Monterey, Cal., 1852, — San Diego, Cal., 1852‑54, — and Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1854; as Quartermaster, 3d Artillery, June 27, 1854, to June 1, 1858, at Benicia, Cal.; on Recruiting service, 1858‑60; and on frontier duty at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in

(Captain, 11th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Operations in Western Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley, Oct., 1861,

(Colonel, 4th Ohio Volunteers, Oct. 3, 1861)

to June, 1862, being engaged in the Action of Romney, Oct. 26, 1861, — Skirmish at Blue Gap, Jan. 8, 1862, — and Combat of Winchester, Mar. 22‑23, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), July to Aug., 1862, being engaged in Skirmishes at Harrison's Landing, July 3 and 4, 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862)

the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to Feb. 1, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Feb. 1 to Apr. 1, 1863; in command of troops at Columbus, O., Apr. 16 to Nov. 5, 1863, and of Draft Depot at Camp Chase, Aug. 22 to Nov. 6, 1863; as Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer for California and Nevada, Dec. 1, 1863, to Apr. 1, 1865;

(Major, 17th Infantry, Oct. 14, 1864)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

in command of the District of Arizona, Department of the Pacific, Apr., 1865, to Apr. 30, 1866; and on leave of absence, Apr. 30, 1866, to Mar. 8, 1867.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Apr. 30, 1866.

Transferred to 35th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866.

Served: in command of regiment and post of San Antonio, Tex., Mar. 8, 1867, to Jan. 24, 1869, being Sub-Commissioner of Freedmen's Bureau, Apr. to Oct., 1867, — and of Ft. Bayard, N. M., Oct. 4, 1869, to

(Transferred to 15th Infantry, Mar. 15, 1869)

Aug. 1, 1870; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 1, 1870, to Nov. 15, 1873; in command of Ft. Stanton, N. M., Nov. 15 to Dec. 27, 1873, — of Ft.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Infantry, Dec. 11, 1873)

Selden, N. M., Jan. 4 to Feb. 26, 1874, — at Ft. Sanders, Wy., Apr. 1 to Aug. 9, 1874, — and of Ft. Fetterman, Wy., Aug. 11, 1874, to Oct. 12, 1875; and as Acting Assistant Inspector-General of the Department of Texas, Nov. 6, 1875, to Jan. 31, 1881; on delay to Apr. 9, 1881; as

(Transferred to 20th Infantry, Feb. 25, 1881)

Deputy Governor of the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., to Apr., 1882; in command of Depot at Columbus Barracks, O., to Apr. 28,

(Colonel, 9th Infantry, Apr. 2, 1883)

1883, — of regiment and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., June 10, 1883 (leave of absence, Feb. 6 to June 1, 1884), to July 20, 1886, — and at Ft. Whipple Barracks, Ara., to Oct. 18, 1887; and on leave of absence and awaiting retirement to Aug. 21, 1888.

Retired from Active Service, Aug. 21, 1888, he being 64 Years of Age.

Vol. IV
p70
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Nov. 29, 1897, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 73.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1898, for an obituary notice.


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