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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Vt.)

Edward R. Platt

(Ap'd Vt.)


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., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1849.

Served: in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1850‑53; at the Military Academy, as

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 8, 1850)

Asst. Professor of French, Feb. 15 to June 18, 1853; on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1853, — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1853; in Florida Hostilities

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 8, 1853)

against the Seminole Indians, 1854‑55; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of French, Oct. 5, 1855, to Aug. 31, 1859; and on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859‑60, — and Ft. Brown, Tex., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Defense of Ft. Pickens, Fla., Apr. 19 to June 27, 1861; in the Manassas

(Captain, 2d Artillery, May 15, 1861)

Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, Va.,

(Bvt. Major, July 21, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Bull Run, Va.)

 p381  July 21, 1861; in the Defense of Washington, D. C., Aug., 1861, to Jan., 1862; on sick leave of absence, Jan. to May, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May to July, 1862, being engaged in the Combat of West Point, May 7, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Inspector-General of 6th Army Corps,
Aug. 20, 1862, to Nov. 2, 1863)

present at the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to May, 1863, being engaged in Battle of Fredericksburg,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Dec. 13, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.)

Dec. 13, 1862, — and in command of Artillery covering bridges at Fredericksburg during the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4,

(Major, Staff — Judge Advocate General of Army of the Potomac,
Nov. 2, 1863, to July 28, 1865)

1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), July, 1863, being present at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863; and on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Meade, in the Rapidan Campaign, June to July, 1864.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Acting Professor of Spanish, July 27, 1864, to Mar. 4, 1865, — and Asst. Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Mar. 14 to July 24, 1865; in command of company at Angel Island, San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Sep., 1865, to May, 1866, — and at San José, Cal., May 18, 1866, to Nov., 1867; as Judge-Advocate of the Department of California, Apr. 1, 1866, to Dec. 31, 1871, and Aide-de‑Camp to the Department commander, June 4, 1868, to Dec. 31, 1871; in garrison in San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Jan. 15 to Dec. 3, 1872, being in command at Point San José, Jan. to Nov., 1872; in command of post of Charleston, S. C., Dec. 24, 1872, to Mar. 28, 1873; as Adjutant-General, Department

(Major, Staff — Assistant Adjutant-General, Mar. 24, 1873)

of the Gulf, May 3, 1873, to Dec. 29, 1875, — of the Department of the Missouri, Jan. 5, 1876, to June 17, 1884.

Died, June 17, 1884, at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.: Aged 58.

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