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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II
p381
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(Born Md.)

Chauncey McKeever1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Aug. 31, 1829, Baltimore, MD.

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.

Served: in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50;

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 27, 1850)

in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., 1851, — Ft. Adams, R. I., 1851, — and Ft. Independence, Mas., 1851; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 29, 1851, to Sep. 6, 1855; on frontier

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 24, 1853, to May 14, 1861)

duty at San Francisco, Cal., 1855, — and in Indian Hostilities on Puget Sound, Wash., 1855‑56; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1857‑58; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Utah Expedition, 1858‑59, — March to Oregon, 1859, — and at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1859‑60; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Instructor of Artillery to Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.W. T. Sherman's command at Washington, D. C., May 28-June 12, 1861; as Asst. Adjutant-General on the staff of p382General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Heintzelman, June 12-July 31, 1861, — and on the staff of General

(Bvt. Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 1, 1861)

Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McDowell, July 31-Aug. 3, 1861, being engaged in the Defenses of

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Aug. 3, 1861)

Washington and the Manassas Campaign, participating in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; as Asst. Adjutant-General on the staff of General Fremont, commanding Western Department, Aug. 28 to Nov. 20, 1861; as Mustering Officer for the District of Columbia, Jan. 11 to Mar. 10, 1862; as Chief of Staff of 3d Army Corps, Mar. 13 to Nov. 24,

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 17, 1862)

1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, — Action of Oak Grove, June 25, 1862, — Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General of 3d Army Corps,
Aug. 20 to Dec. 31, 1862)

1862; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep. to Nov., 1862; on Special duty in the War Department, Nov. 24, 1862, to Mar. 18, 1863; and as Assistant in the Provost Marshal General's Bureau at Washington, D. C., in charge of Disbursing Accounts for Recruiting and Organizing Volunteers,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Sep. 24, 1864,
for Meritorious and Faithful Services during the Rebellion)

Mar. 18, 1863, to Aug. 11, 1866; and awaiting orders, Aug. 11 to

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Diligent, Faithful, and Meritorious Services
in the Adjutant-General's Department during the Rebellion)

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

Oct. 4, 1866.

Served: as Adjutant-General of the Department of the Missouri, Oct. 4, 1866, to June 23, 1869, — of Department of the East, July 20, 1869, to Apr. 23, 1873, — of Department of Texas, May 5 to Nov. 4, 1873, — and of Division and Department of the South, Nov. 8, 1873, to Jan. 13, 1874; on sick leave of absence, Jan. 13 to May 13, 1874; as Adjutant-General of Division of the South, May 13, 1874, to June 26, 1876, — and of Department

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., Mar. 3, 1875)

of the South, May 13, 1874, to July 1, 1878; awaiting orders and on leave of absence, July 1, 1878, to Oct. 23, 1879; as Adjutant-General of the Division of the Atlantic and Department of the East, Oct. 24, 1879, to Nov. 3, 1880; as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Nov. 8, 1880, to Oct. 14, 1885; as Adjutant-General of the Division of the Pacific and Department of California,

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Feb. 28, 1887)

Dec. 9, 1885, to Oct. 1, 1888; and Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Oct. 13, 1888, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p75
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Adjutant-General of the Division of the Pacific and Department of California from Sept. 9, 1885 to Oct. 1, 1888; and on duty in the Adjutant-General's Office from Oct. 13, 1888 to Nov. 23, 1890; Assistant Adjutant-General Division of the Missouri at Chicago, p76Ill., Feb. 28 to July 17, 1891, and at the Department of the Missouri to Aug. 31, 1893.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Aug. 31, 1893.

— Residence, 1508 H St., Washington, D. C.

Vol. V
p69
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Died Sept. 4, 1901, at Bad Reichenholl, Bavaria: Aged 72.

Buried, Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1902, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Commodore McKeever, U. S. Navy.


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