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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II
p393
1437

(Born Ct.)

Samuel B. Holabird

(Ap'd Ct.)

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Samuel Beckley Holabird: Born June 16, 1826, Canaan, CT.

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 Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1849, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1849‑50, — Scouting, 1850, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1850, — Scouting,

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 10, 1850)

1850, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex. (on Quartermaster duty), 1851‑52; as Quartermaster, 1st Infantry, July 1, 1852, to May 31, 1858; on frontier duty at Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1852‑53, — March to Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1853‑54, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1854, 1854‑55, – Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1855‑56, — Scouting, 1856, and Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1856‑58; on Recruiting

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, May 31, 1855, to May 14, 1861)

service, 1858‑59; and at the Military Academy as Adjutant, Sep. 2, 1859, to May 13, 1861.

Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, May 13, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Quartermaster at Harrisburg, Pa., June to Aug., 1861, — at Frederick, Md., Aug., 1861, to July, 1862, — of Major-General Banks's Division, July‑Aug., 1862, — of 2d Corps (Army of Virginia), in the Northern

(Major, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, July 2, 1862)

(Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, July 11, 1862, to May 31, 1866)

Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, — with the Army of the Potomac in the Maryland Campaign, Sep. to Nov., 1862, being present at the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Gulf, Dec. 16, 1862, to July, 1865, being present at

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

the Siege of Port Hudson, La., May 25 to July 9, 1863; on sick leave of absence, July 13 to Oct. 1, 1865; as Depot Quartermaster at New Orleans, La., Oct. 1 to Dec. 16, 1865.

Served: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Louisiana, Oct. 1, 1865, to Mar. 7, 1866; settling his accounts at Washington, D. C., p394and reporting on claims arising in the Department of the Gulf, Mar., 1866, to Feb. 21, 1867; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-General, July 29, 1866)

Dakota, Mar. 12, 1867, to May 1, 1872, — of the Department of Texas, June 6, 1872, to Aug. 15, 1875, — of the Division of the Missouri, Nov. 1, 1875, to May 6, 1878, — and of the Department of the Pacific, and Department of California, May, 1878, to Oct. 26, 1879: as Assistant in the office of the Quartermaster-General at Washington, D. C., Nov. 11, 1879, to Apr. 30, 1882; in charge of the Philadelphia Depot of the

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-General, Jan. 22, 1881)

Quartermaster's Department, May 1, 1882, to July 1, 1883; and in

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Quartermaster-General, July 1, 1883)

charge of the Quartermaster's Department, July 1, 1883, to June 16, 1890.

Civil History. — Translator from the French of General Jomini's "Treatise on Grand Military Operations," 1865.

Vol. IV
p77
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, June 16, 1894.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

Vol. V
p70
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

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

Died Feb. 3, 1907, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 81.

Buried, U. S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice.


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