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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II
p456
1515

(Born N. Y.)

Hyatt C. Ransom

(Ap'd N. Y.)

22

Born Oct. 12, 1823.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, July 1, 1851.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1851‑52; on frontier duty at Ft. Merrill, Tex., 1852, — Ft. Ewell, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1853, — Belleville, Tex., 1853, — Ft. Ewell, Tex., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — Ft. Ewell, Tex., 1854, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854, — Scouting, 1854‑55, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1855, — Scouting, 1854‑55, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1855, — and San Antonio, Tex., 1855‑56; on Recruiting service, 1856; on frontier duty, conducting Recruits

(First Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, Dec. 30, 1856, to June 10, 1861)

to New Mexico, 1856, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1856‑57, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1857, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1858; on Recruiting service, 1858‑59; and on Quartermaster duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1860, —

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Oct. 15, 1859)

and Ft. Abercrombie, Min., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: as Asst. Quartermaster of the Army of Virginia, June 20 to Aug. 31, 1862; awaiting orders and adjusting accounts at Alexandria, Va., Aug. 31 to Oct. 20, 1862; as Chief Quartermaster of the Army of Kentucky, Nov. 5, 1862, to Oct. 10, 1863, — of 4th Army Corps, Oct. 10, 1863, to Feb. 29, 1864, —

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 10, 1863, to July 3, 1865)

of the Department of the Ohio, Mar. 1 to Oct. 25, 1864, — and of Department of the South, Dec., 1864, to Jan., 1865; in charge of captured cotton, at Charleston, S. C., and Savannah, Ga., Jan. to June, 1865;

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

awaiting orders, June to Nov. 3, 1865; and as Chief Quartermaster of the Central District of Texas, having also charge of the San Antonio Depot, Dec. 14, 1865, to Oct. 5, 1866.

Major, Staff — Quartermaster, July 28, 1866.

Served: as Chief Quartermaster of the District of Texas, Oct. 30, 1866, to Mar. 29, 1867; as Depot Quartermaster at St. Augustine, Fla., Apr. 15 to June 30, 1867 (leave of absence to Oct. 31, 1867), — and at Jeffersonville, Ind., Nov. 1, 1867, to May 31, 1869; as Disbursing Quartermaster, Feb. 1, 1868, and Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Cumberland, May 1, 1869, to June 1, 1870, being also in charge of the National Cemetery at Chattanooga, Ten., and investigating claims and the loyalty of claimants there and in East Tennessee; on leave of absence, on special duty, and awaiting orders, June 27 to Dec. 7, 1870; as Assistant to the Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Dakota, Dec. 8, 1870, to Feb. 27, 1871; as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Montana, and Post Quartermaster at Ft. Shaw, Mon., Mar. 17, 1871, to Aug. 9, 1872, — and of Department of Dakota, at St. Paul, Min.,

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-General, June 6, 1872)

p457 Aug. 31, 1872, to Apr. 30, 1873; as Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf, May 29 to Aug. 30, 1873; in settling accounts, Aug. 30 to Jan. 8, 1874; and on sick leave of absence, Feb. 24 to Mar. 16, 1874.

Died, Mar. 16, 1874, at Jeffersonville, Ind.: Aged 51.

Buried, Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, IN.


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