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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Mo.)

Joseph H. McArthur

(Ap'd Mo.)


Joseph Hunter McArthur: Born Feb. 15, 1825, Ste. Genevieve, MO.

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., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1850; on frontier duty at

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Aug. 12, 1850)

Benicia, Cal., 1850‑51, — conducting Recruits to Texas, 1851‑52, —  p397 Clear Fork of the Brazos, Tex., 1852‑53, — Convoying supply train to Ft. Croghan, Tex., 1853, — Clear Fork of the Brazos, 1853‑54, — and San Antonio, Tex., 1854; in garrison at Governor's Island Recruiting Depot, N. Y., 1854, — on frontier duty at Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Mason, Tex., 1856, — Scouting, 1856,

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

— Ft. Mason, Tex., 1856; and Camp Cooper, Tex., 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑59; on frontier duty, Scouting in Pecos Valley, and among the Guadalupe Mountains, N. M., 1859, — and at Camp Hudson, Tex., 1859; on leave of absence, 1859‑60; on frontier duty on the Rio

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, June 28, 1860: 5th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Grande against Cortinas' Mexican Marauders, 1860, — and at Ft. Mason, Tex., 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

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

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 70th Pennsylvania Volunteers, Sep. 5, 1861, to Feb. 3, 1862)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Feb. 16 to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar.‑Apr., 1862; on leave of absence, Apr. to June, 1862; in command of Regiment (Army of the Potomac), in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, June 27 to Sep. 20, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Skirmish in the White Oak Swamp, Aug. 4, 1862; on leave of absence, Sep. 20 to Oct. 20, 1862; on Mustering duty at Philadelphia, Pa., Oct. 20, 1862, to Feb. 6, 1863; on leave of absence, Feb. 6 to June 18, 1863; and as Asst. Commissary of Musters, in the Department of the Northwest, June 18, 1863, to Feb. 3, 1866.

Major, 3d Cavalry, Sep. 25, 1863.

Retired from Active Service, Nov. 2, 1863, for Disability Resulting from Long and Faithful Services and Disease Contracted in the Line of Duty.

Served: on General Recruiting service, May 5, 1866, to May 10, 1867; and on Court-Martial duty, Nov. 1‑22, 1867.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Chicago, Ill.

Died Jan. 23, 1902, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 77.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1903, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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