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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II
p339
1363

(Born Wis.)

Lewis C. Hunt

(Ap'd Mo.)

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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1847.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48; in garrison at East Pascagoula,

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Sep. 13, 1847)

Mis., 1848, — Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1848‑52, — and Ft. Columbus,

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, Apr. 15, 1852)

N. Y., 1852; en route to California, 1852‑53; on frontier duty at Ft. Humboldt, Cal., 1853‑54, — and Scouting against Trinity River Indians,

(Captain, 4th Infantry, May 23, 1855)

1854; on leave of absence, 1854‑58; and on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to Utah, 1858, — March to Washington Territory, 1858, — Ft. Steilacoom, 1858‑59, — San Juan Island, Wash., 1859‑60, — Ft. Steilacoom, 1860, — Ft. Townsend, 1860‑61, — and Ft. Terwaw, Cal., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Feb. 1 to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — and Battle

(Colonel, 92d New York Volunteers, May 21, 1862)

of Fair Oaks, May 31 to June 1, 1862, where he was severely wounded;

(Bvt. Major, May 31, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Fair Oaks, Va.)

in Operations about Suffolk, Va., Sep. to Dec., 1862, being engaged in

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

several Expeditions to the Blackwater; in North Carolina, Dec., 1862, to May, 1863, being engaged on General Foster's Expedition, Dec., 1862, participating in the Combat of Kinston, Dec. 14, 1862, — and Actions at

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Dec. 14, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Kinston, N. C.)

Whitehall, Dec. 17, and Goldsborough, Dec. 18, 1862; in command of

(Major, 14th Infantry, June 8, 1863)

Draft Rendezvous at New Haven, Ct., July, 1863, to Mar., 1864; on Special duty in Missouri and Kansas, Mar. to June, 1864; and in command of the Defenses of New York Harbor, July, 1864, to Jan. 15, 1866.

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.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Jan. 15, 1866.

p340 Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, Jan. 15 to Oct. 23,

(Transferred to 4th Infantry, Aug. 21, 1866)

1866; on frontier duty at Ft. Wayne, Mich., Oct. 27 to Nov. 17, 1866, — Ft. Gratiot, Mich., Nov. 17, 1866, to May 1, 1867, — and in command of regiment at Ft. Sedgwick, Col., June to Nov., 1867, and of post, June, 1867, to July, 1868; on leave of absence, July to Nov., 1868; on Special

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 20th Infantry, Mar. 29, 1868)

duty at headquarters, Department of Louisiana, Nov. 9, 1868, to Mar. 2, 1869; in garrison at Greenville Barracks, La., Mar. 2 to Apr. 1, 1869; on frontier duty in command of Ft. Ripley, Min., May 3 to June 3, 1869, — of Ft. Abercrombie, Min., June 21, 1869, to July 22, 1872, — and of Ft. Totten, Dak., July 29, 1872, to Aug. 11, 1877; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 11 to Dec. 28, 1877; in command of post of San Antonio, Tex., Jan. 5‑28, 1878; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Jan. 30, 1878, to Oct. 25, 1878, and in command, to Nov. 26, 1878 (on Court Martial at San Antonio, Tex., July 17, 1878, to Mar., 1879); Member of Retiring Board, to June 6, 1879; on sick leave of absence, to Oct. 31, 1879; on duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., to Apr., 1880; in command of Ft. Duncan, Tex., to Aug. 26, 1880, — and of Depot, Columbus Barracks, O., to June 6,

(Transferred to 4th Infantry, Feb. 25, 1881)

(Colonel, 14th Infantry, May 19, 1881)

1881; on delay, to July 29, 1881; in command of regiment and post of Ft. Douglass, Utah, to Aug. 20, 1881, — of Camp on White River, Col., to Nov. 2, 1881; on leave and sick, to Mar. 16, 1884; in command of regiment and post of Ft. Sidney, Neb., to Jan. 25, 1884, — and at Vancouver Barracks, W. T., to Nov. 16, 1885; on light duty at San Diego Barracks, Cal., to Aug., 1886; and at Ft. Union, N. M., to Sep. 6, 1886.

Died, Sep. 6, 1886, at Ft. Union, N. M.: Aged 63.


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