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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II
p364
1403

(Born Me.)

Daniel Huston

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 1, 1848.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1848; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., 1849, — Ft. Brown, Tex., 1850, — Ringgold Barracks,

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 30, 1849)

Tex., 1850‑51, — Scouting, 1851, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1851‑52, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1853, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Dec. 31, 1852)

Duncan, Tex., 183‑54, — Escorting Mexican Boundary Commissioners, 1854, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1854‑55, — and Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1855‑56;

(Captain, 1st Infantry, Dec. 8, 1856)

on Recruiting service, 1856‑59 and on frontier duty at Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1859, — Ft. Cobb, I. T., 1859‑61, — and March to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., May 3‑31, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in organizing Home Guards of Kansas City, June, 1861; in Military Operations in Missouri, June, 1861, to Feb., 1863, being engaged in the Action at Dug Spring, Aug. 2, 1861, — Battle of Wilson's Creek, Aug. 10, 1861,

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 10, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.)

— Retreat to Rolla, Aug. 11‑20, 1861, — in command of Battalion in Major-General Fremont's Movements in Southwest Missouri, Sep. to Nov., 1861, — at Sedalia, commanding Battalion of 1st Infantry, and as District Provost Marshal, Nov., 1861, to Feb., 1862, — in organizing his

(Colonel, 7th Missouri Cavalry, Feb. 19, 1862)

Regiment at Hudson, Feb. to May, 1862, — in command of Sub-District in Central Missouri, May to Aug., 1862, — and in command of Brigade and Division of the "Army of the Frontier," Oct., 1862, to Feb., 1863, participating in the Combat of Prairie Grove, Ark., Dec. 7, 1862, — Capture of Van Buren, Ark., Dec. 20, 1862, — and Pursuit of the enemy beyond the Boston Mountains; as Asst. Commissary of Musters, Department of Missouri, May 9, 1863, to Nov. 2, 1864, being engaged, while on an official visit to Cape Girardeau, Mo., in Defense of the place, Apr. 25‑26, 1863, — and temporarily detached on duty at the Siege of p365Vicksburg, June 13 to July 4, 1863; as President of Board for Examination

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., July 4, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mis.)

(Major, 11th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1863)

of Applicants for Commissions in Colored Troops, Aug. 12, 1863, to Feb., 1865; in command of 11th Infantry, and Superintendent of Regimental

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 19, 1865)

Recruiting Service at Ft. Independence, Mas., Feb. 22 to Oct.,

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

1865; and in command of Regiment at Richmond, Va., Nov., 1865, to Aug. 14, 1866.

Served: on leave of absence, Aug. 14 to Sep. 7, 1866; in command of Regiment at Richmond, Va., Sep. 7, 1866, to Apr., 1867, and July to Oct., 1868, and in garrison there, Apr., 1867, to July, 1868, and Oct. to Dec.,

(Transferred to 23d Infantry, Dec. 24, 1868)

1868; in command of Sub-District of Norfolk, Va., Jan. 23 to Mar. 17,

(Lieut.hill Colonel, 6th Infantry, Feb. 22, 1869)

1869, — of Ft. Gibson, I. T., Apr. 23, 1869, to Jan. 29, 1871, — of regiment, May to July, 1869, and Sep. 25, 1869, to June 29, 1871; on frontier duty at Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 19 to Sep. 28, 1871, — Ft. Dodge, Kan., Oct. 14, 1871, to May, 1872, — Ft. McKean, Dak., June 14 to Oct. 10, 1872, — Ft. Buford, Dak., Oct. 16, 1872, to June, 1873, — and Ft. Stevenson, Dak., Aug. 25, 1873, to June 11, 1877; on sick leave of absence, June 11 to Sep. 30, 1877; in command of regiment and Ft. Buford, Dak., Oct. 21, 1877, to Aug., 1879, — of Ft. Stevenson, Dak., to June 15, 1880, — of Camp on White River, Col., to Sep., 1880, — of Ft. Lyon, Col., to Aug. 18, 1881, — and of Ft. Cameron, Utah, to Mar. 13,

(Colonel, 5th Infantry, Feb. 6, 1882)

1882 and on leave of absence to June 22, 1882.

Retired from Active Service, upon his own Application, June 22, 1822,
having Served over 30 Years.

Died, Dec. 2, 1884, at Burlington, N. J.: Aged 60.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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