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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II
p416
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(Born R. I.)

Richard Arnold

(Ap'd R. I.)

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Born Apr. 12, 1828.

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 garrison at Key West, Fla., 1850‑51, — and San Francisco,

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 26, 1851)

Cal., 1851‑53; on Northern Pacific Railroad Exploration, June 2, 1853,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Mar. 17, 1854)

to May 19, 1854; in charge of construction of Military Road from Ft. Steilacoom, Wash. to Walla Walla, Wash., May 19, 1854, to June 2, 1855; and as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Maj.‑General Wool, June 2, 1855, to June 27, 1861.

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

(Captain, 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

of Battery in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, July 4 to Nov. 25, 1861; on Recruiting service, Nov. 25, 1861, to Feb. 20, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to July, 1862, as Chief of Artillery of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Franklin's Division, until May 7, 1862, when he was appointed Acting Inspector-General of the 6th Corps, being engaged in the Action near West Point, May 7, 1862, — Battle of Savage Station, June 29, 1862, —

(Bvt. Major, June 29, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Savage Station, Va.)

Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, — Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, — and Skirmish at Harrison's Landing, July 2, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Aug.‑Sep., 1862; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; as Chief of Artillery, Department of the Gulf, Nov., 1862,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862)

to Sep., 1864, and of Cavalry, June to Aug., 1864, being engaged in the Combat of Camp Bisland, Apr. 13, 1863, — Siege of Port Hudson, May 22 to July 8, 1863, — Combat at Sabine Cross Roads, Apr. 8, 1864,

p417 (Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., July 8, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Siege of Port Hudson, La.)

— Battle of Pleasant Hill, Apr. 9, 1864, — in command of Cavalry Division on the retreat of General Banks from the Red River Expedition, Apr. to June, 1864, — and Siege of Ft. Morgan, Mobile Bay, Ala., until its surrender, Aug. 23, 1864; on leave of absence, Sep. to Oct., 1864; and as Member of Board for Retiring Disabled Officers at Wilmington, Del., Dec. 2, 1864, to Nov. 27, 1865.

Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 22, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services
at the Sieges of Port Hudson and of Fort Morgan, Mobile Harbor.

Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Bvt. Brig.‑General, and Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 24, 1865.

Served: in command of Battery at Little Rock, Ark., Jan. to Oct. 25, 1866; on leave of absence, Oct. 25, 1866, to Feb. 25, 1867; in command of Battery at Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 25, 1867, to Mar. 2, 1869, — and of Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., Apr. 15, 1869, to Dec. 2, 1872; on sick leave of absence, Dec. 2, 1872, to Apr. 1, 1873; in command of Battery and Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., Apr. 1, 1873, to May 24, 1875, — of

(Major, 5th Artillery, May 1, 1875)

Ft. Independence, Mas., May 29 to Nov. 30, 1875, — of Key West, Fla., Dec. 10, 1875, to May 13, 1876, — of Ft. Brooke, Fla., May 15 to Dec. 27, 1876, — and of Key West, Fla., Dec. 30, 1876, to Feb. 10, 1877; as Acting Inspector-General, Division of the Atlantic, Feb. 26 to Dec. 5, 1877, — of the Department of the East, Dec. 5, 1877, to Nov. 8, 1882.

Lieut. Colonel, 1st Artillery, Nov. 3, 1882.

Died, Nov. 8, 1882, at Governor's Island, N. Y.: Aged 54.

Buried, Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI.


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