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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born N. H.)

Thomas J. Haines

(Ap'd N. H.)


Thomas Jefferson Haines: Born Oct. 24, 1827, Portsmouth, NH.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1849.

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1849.º

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1849‑50; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Feb. 9 to Aug. 31, 1850; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1850‑52; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 30, 1852, to Jan. 26, 1853; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1853, — and Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1853; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, as Acting Asst. Adjutant-

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 9, 1853, to May 15, 1861)

General, 1853‑55; in garrison at Pensacola Harbor, 1855‑56; as Adjutant, 2d Artillery, Oct. 1, 1855, to Aug. 3, 1861; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856; and in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1856‑57, — Ft. Monroe, Va., 1857, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., 1857‑59, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859, — and at Ft. Monroe, Va., as Adjutant of the Artillery School for Practice, 1859‑61.

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

(Captain, 13th Infantry, May 14, 1861: Declined)

Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of Virginia, June to Aug.,

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Aug. 3, 1861)

1861; as Chief Commissary of the Department of Missouri, Nov. 30,

(Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, May 1, 1862, to May 31, 1866)

1861, to Oct. 31, 1862; as Chief Purchasing and Supervising Commissary in the Departments of the Missouri, Tennessee, and the Northwest, Oct. 31,

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863)

1862, to Feb. 2, 1865, — and the Territory embraced between the Mississippi  p374 and New Mexico and Utah, as far south as Louisiana, Feb. 2, 1864, to Feb. 2, 1865; and in Supervisory Charge of Affairs of the Subsistence Department in Illinois, and the Department of the Mississippi to the southern boundary of Arkansas, Feb. 2 to Mar. 10, 1865.

Served: as Chief Commissary of the Military Division of the Missouri, Mar. 10, 1865, — and in general charge of the Subsistence Department

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Bvt. Colonel, and Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

in Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nebraska, Dakota, Montana, and the Indian Territory, Dec. 5, 1865, to Feb. 6, 1868, — and at headquarters of the Division of the Missouri, to July, 1868; as Member of Board to provide Buildings for Army Stores, to Oct., 1868; as Chief of Commissariat, Department of the South, Oct. 5, 1868, to Nov. 20, 1873; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Benton, Mas., Dec. 2, 1873, to May 30, 1875; and as Assistant to the Commissary-General at Washington, D. C., June 15, 1875, to May 1, 1881; on detached service, at Boston, Mas., to June 1, 1881; and on sick leave of absence, to Aug. 14, 1883.

Died, Aug. 14, 1883, at Hartford, Ct.: Aged 55.

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