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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II
p449
1506

(Born Ct.)

Alexander J. Perry

(Ap'd Ct.)

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Alexander James Perry: Born Dec. 11, 1828, New London, CT.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1851.

Served: in garrison at Castle Pinckney, S. C., 1851‑52; in Florida

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1852)

Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1852; at the Military Academy, 1852‑58, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Nov. 11, 1852, to Sep. 21,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Sep. 27, 1854, to Nov. 12, 1861)

1857, — and of Drawing, Sep. 21, 1857, to Jan. 16, 1858; on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1858, — Scouting, 1858, being engaged in the Capture of thirty Chippewa Indians, June, 1858, — Ft. Ripley, Min., 1858‑59, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859‑61; and in garrison at Washington, D. C., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Defense of Ft. Pickens, Fla., Apr. 19 to July 18, 1861; and in charge of

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, May 17, 1861)

the Bureau of Clothing and Equipage in the Quartermaster-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Sep., 1861, to Aug. 12, 1866.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, — Quartermaster, 8th Army Corps,
Aug. 20, 1862, to Jan. 15, 1863.

Colonel, Staff — U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 2, 1864, to Jan. 1, 1867.

Bvt. Major, Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services
in the Quartermaster's Department during the Rebellion.

Major, Staff — Quartermaster, July 29, 1866.

Served: in charge of the Bureau of Clothing and Equipage in the Quartermaster-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Aug. 12, 1866, to Apr. 1, 1870; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Platte, Apr., 1870, to Nov. 1, 1875, — of the Department of Texas, Dec. 28, 1875,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-General, Mar. 3, 1875)

to Apr. 25, 1878, — of the Department of the East, May 7, 1878, to May 8, 1882, — and of the Division of the Atlantic, Aug. 9, 1878, to May 8, 1882; as Assistant to the Quartermaster-General, at Washington, D. C., to Nov. 23, 1883; as Chief Quartermaster of the Division of the

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-General, Aug. 31, 1883)

p450 Atlantic and Department of the East, to May 12, 1886, — and of the Division of the Pacific and Department of California, Sep. 9, 1866, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Civil History. — Lay Delegate, from Nebraska, to the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, held at New York city, 1874.

Vol. IV
p81
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Chief Quartermaster, Division of the Pacific and Department of California, to Sept. 1, 1890. — In charge of Quartermaster Depot in New York, N. Y., Sept. 10, 1890 to Dec. 11, 1892. — President of Retiring Board, Oct. 30, 1891 to Dec. 11, 1892.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Dec. 11, 1892.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

Vol. V
p74
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

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

Vol. VI
p61
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Alexander James Perry, Born Dec. 11, 1828.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster General, Aug. 31, 1883.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 11, 1892, by Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, April 23, 1904,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Died, March 26, 1913, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 84.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1913.


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