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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II
p411
1454

(Born Mas.)

Powell T. Wyman

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1850.

Served: in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1850; in p412garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., 1850‑51; on frontier duty at Astoria, Or.,

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, Sep. 16, 1850)

1851, — and Ft. Orford, Or., 1851‑53; on Recruiting service, 1853; in

(Firstº Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 24, 1853)

garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1853‑54, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1854‑55; as Adjutant, 1st Artillery, Nov. 4, 1854, to May 25, 1857, — at Ft. McHenry, Md., 1855‑56, — and at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1856; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1857‑58, — and at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1858‑59; and on leave of absence, 1859‑60.

Resigned, July 13, 1860.

Civil History. — In Europe at the time of his resignation from the Army till the breaking out of the Rebellion in 1861, when he immediately returned and tendered his services to the Governor of Massachusetts, his native State.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding

(Colonel, 16th Massachusetts Volunteers, Aug. 5, 1861)

States, 1861‑62; in the Department of Virginia, Aug., 1861, to Mar., 1862; and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31-June 1, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Glendale, where, while leading his regiment in a charge, he was

Killed, June 30, 1862: Aged 34.


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