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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II
p469
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(Born Ky.)

Joseph G. Tilford

(Ap'd Ky.)

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Joseph Green Tilford: Born Nov. 26, 1828,a Georgetown, KY.

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., Mounted Riflemen, July 1, 1851.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1851‑52; and on frontier duty at El Salado, Tex., 1852, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1853, — Ft. Ewell, Tex., 1853, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1853‑54, — Ringgold

p470 (Second Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, Jan. 27, 1853)

Barracks, Tex., 1854‑55, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1857‑58, — on Utah Expedition,

(First Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, June 14, 1858)

1858, — Scouting, 1858‑59, — Camp Burgwin, N. M., 1859, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1860, — Navajo Expedition, 1860, — Ft. Defiance,

(Captain, 3d Cavalry, July 31, 1861)

N. M. (sick), 1860‑61, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1861‑62.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: in Operations in New Mexico, Jan. to Oct., 1862, being engaged in the Defense of Ft. Craig, Jan.‑Feb., 1862, — Combat of Valverde, Feb. 21,

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 21, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Valverde, N. M.)

1862, — Skirmish before Albuquerque, Apr. 8‑9, 1862, — Action of Peralta, Apr. 15, 1862, — and at Parugo, May to July, 1862; in garrison at Benton Barracks, Mo., Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 1862, — and Ft. Pickering, Memphis, Ten., Dec. 20, 1862, to Oct. 8, 1863; in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman's Expedition to Chattanooga, Oct.‑Nov., 1863, being engaged in the Actions of Cherokee, Ala., Oct. 24, and of Tuscumbia, Oct. 27, 1863, — and Capture of Lookout Mountain and Battle of Missionary Ridge, Nov. 23‑25, 1863; on leave of absence, Dec., 1863, to Jan., 1864; in garrison at Huntsville, Ala., Feb.‑Mar., 1864, — St. Louis, Mo., Mar.‑Apr., 1864, — Duval's Bluff, Ark., May‑June, 1864, — and Little Rock, Ark., June, 1864, to Dec., 1865, being detached as Acting Asst. Inspector-

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful Service during the Rebellion)

General, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, June‑July, 1865, and of the Department of Arkansas, Sep. to Nov., 1865; and on Recruiting service, Dec. 6, 1865, to Sep. 15, 1866.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., Nov.‑Dec., 1866, — Ft. Selden, N. M., Dec., 1866, to July 8, 1868, — and in command of Ft.

(Major, 7th Cavalry, Nov. 14, 1867)

Reynolds, Col., Aug. 26 to Oct., 1868; on leave of absence, Oct., 1868, to Apr. 14, 1869; on frontier duty at Camp near Ft. Hays, Kan., July, 1869, — near Ft. Harker, Kan., to Feb., 1870, — Scouting to July, 1870, — near Ft. Hays, Kan., to Oct., 1870, — in command of Ft. Harker, Kan., Nov. 3, 1870, to Mar. 13, 1871; in garrison at Chester, S. C., Mar. to May, 1871, — Mt. Vernon, Ky., to Oct., 1871, — Crab Orchard, Ky., to Dec., 1872, — and Jackson Barracks, La., to Mar. 30, 1873; on frontier duty at Ft. Rice, Dak., June 10, 1873, to June, 1874, and Sep. 2, 1874, to Oct. 25, 1875, except while on sick leave, June to Nov., 1873, and on Black Hills Expedition, June to Sep., 1874; on leave of absence, Oct. 25, 1875, to Oct. 29, 1876; on frontier duty at Ft. Rice, Dak., Oct. 29, 1876, to Apr. 19, 1877, — and Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Apr. 21 to May 25, 1878, — and with Battalion of regiment in the field and at Bear Buttes, Dak., July 25 to Nov. 29, 1878; on leave of absence, Nov. 29, 1878, to Jan. 1, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Lincoln, Dak. (leave of absence, June 7 to Sep. 25, 1880) to Nov. 1, 1882; on leave of absence to July 2, 1883; on

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 7th Cavalry, Sep. 22, 1882)

frontier duty at Ft. Buford, Dak., to Oct. 16, 1883, — Ft. Meade, Dak. (commanding regiment, Oct. 16, 1883, to June 27, 1885) to June 1, 1888, — commanding Battalion en route to Kansas and Indian Territory, to Aug. 14, 1888, — Ft. Sill, I. T., to May 2, 1889, — and Ft. Robinson, Neb.

(Colonel, 9th Cavalry, Apr. 11, 1889)

(commanding regiment), May 7, 1889, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p83
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In command of regiment and post of Ft. Robinson, Neb., to July 1, 1891.

Retired from Active Service, at his own request,
after 40 Years' Service, July 1, 1891.

Residence, New York, N. Y.

Vol. V
p75
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Vol. VI
p62
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Joseph Green Tilford, Born Nov. 26, 1828.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 9th Cavalry, April 11, 1889.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 1, 1891,
at His Own Request, after over 40 Years Service.

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

Died Feb. 24, 1911, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 82.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.


Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) gives the year of his birth as 1829.


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