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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II
p478
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(Born O.)

David S. Stanley

(Ap'd O.)

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David Sloane Stanley: Born June 1, 1828.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1852.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1852‑53;

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Sep. 6, 1853)

on Pacific Railroad Reconnoissance, May 24, 1853, to June 22, 1854; and on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., 1854, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1854‑55, — conducting Recruits to Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1856, — quelling

(Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 27, 1855)

Kansas Disturbances, 1856, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1856‑57, — Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1857‑58, — March to Arkansas River, 1858, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1858, — Scouting against Comanche Indians, 1859, being engaged in a Skirmish near Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., Feb. 27, 1859, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1859, — Ft. Cobb, I. T., 1859‑60, — Ft. Smith, Ark., 1860‑61, — and Ft. Washita, I. T., 1861.

Captain, 1st Cavalry, Mar. 16, 1861: 4th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the successful Evacuation of the Indian Territory, and March to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., May 1‑31, 1861; in Military operations in Missouri, June to Nov., 1861, being engaged in the Skirmish and Capture of Forsyth, June 27, 1861, — Action of Dug Spring, Aug. 2, 1861, — Battle of Wilson's Creek (guarding trains), Aug. 10, 1861, — Retreat to Rolla, Aug., 1861, — Skirmish near Salem, Sep., 1861, — and March from St. Louis to Syracuse

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 28, 1861)

and Springfield, terminating Nov. 6, 1861; on sick leave of absence on account of broken leg, Nov., 1861, to Jan., 1862; as Member of Military Commission at St. Louis, Mo., Feb., 1862; in command of Division, Army of the Mississippi, in operations against New Madrid, resulting in its Capture, Mar. 13, 1862, — Attack on Island No. 10, Mississippi River, which capitulated, Apr. 7, 1862, — Expedition to Ft. Pillow, Ten., Apr. 12‑16, 1862, — Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr. 22 to May 30, 1862, including the Action of Farmington, Mis., May 9, 1862, and several Skirmishes, — and pursuit of the Rebels to Booneville, Mis., May 30, p4791862; in command of Division in operations in Northern Mississippi and Alabama, June to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Iuka, Mis., Sep. 19, 1862, — and Battle of Corinth, Mis., Oct. 3‑4, 1862; as Chief of Cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland, in the Tennessee Campaign, Nov. 24, 1862, to Sep. 9, 1863, being engaged in a Skirmish at Franklin,

(Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862)

Ten., Dec. 15, and at Nolansville, Dec. 27, 1862, — Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863, — Actions at Bradeyville, Mar. 1, Snow

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Dec. 31, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Stone River, Ten.)

Hill, Apr. 2, Franklin, Apr. 10, and Middleton, May 20, 1863, — Advance on Tullahoma, June 24 to July 1, 1863, — Action of Shelbyville, June 27, 1863, — Skirmish on Elk River, July 2, 1863, — Expedition to Huntsville, Ala., July, 1863, — and Passage of the Tennessee River and North Georgia Mountains, Sep., 1863; on sick leave of absence, Sep.‑Oct., 1863; in command of Division (Army of the Cumberland), Nov., 1863,

(Major, 5th Cavalry, Dec. 1, 1863)

to May, 1864, at Bridgeport, Ala., and Blue Spring, East Tennessee; in the Invasion of Georgia (Army of the Cumberland), in command of Division, May 2 to July 30, 1864, and subsequently of 4th Army Corps, which he commanded until Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 1, 1866, being engaged in Operations around Dalton, May 7‑13, 1864, — Battle of Resaca, May 15, 1864, — Pursuit of the enemy, with constant

(Bvt. Colonel, May 15, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Resaca, Ga.)

skirmishing, to Cassville, May 17‑19, 1864, — Battle of Dallas, May 25‑28, 1864, — movement against Pine Mountain with almost daily severe engagements, May 28 to June 20, 1864, — Battles of Kenesaw Mountain, June 20 to July 2, 1864, — Assault at Ruff's Station, July 4, 1864, — Passage of the Chattahoochee River, July 12‑17, 1864, — Combat of Peach Tree Creek, July 19‑21, 1864, — Siege of Atlanta, July 22 to Sep. 2, 1864, — Assault of the enemy's intrenchments at Jonesborough, Sep. 1, 1864, where he was wounded, — Action of Lovejoy's Station, Sep. 2, 1864, — Surrender of Atlanta, Sep. 2, 1864, — and Occupation of the place, Sep. 8 to Oct. 2, 1864, — Pursuit of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood's Rebel Army to near Gaylesville, Ala., and making Raid upon Railroad north of Atlanta, Oct. 2‑22, 1864; in movement of concentration towards Nashville, Ten., to oppose the advance of the Rebel Army under General Hood, Oct. 27 to Nov. 30, 1864, being engaged in several Skirmishes, Nov. 24‑29, 1864, — Action of Spring Hill, Ten. (in command), Nov. 29, 1864, — and Battle of Franklin, Ten., Nov. 30, 1864, where he was wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Dec., 1864, to Jan., 1865; in Camp at Huntsville, Ala., in East Tennessee, and about Nashville, Jan. 27 to July 19, 1865; in command of District of Central Texas, July 20 to Dec., 1865;

(Bvt. Brig‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Ruff's Station, Ga.)

(Bvt. Maj‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Franklin, Ten.)

and on leave of absence and awaiting orders, Dec., 1865, to Oct. 12, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 1, 1866.

Colonel, 22d Infantry, July 28, 1866.

Served: in command of Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 2, 1866, to Apr. 15, 1867, — Ft. Sully, Dak., May 12, 1867, to July, 1874, being in command of Yellowstone Expedition, July 18 to Oct. 23, 1873, and engaged with Indians, Aug. 18, 1872, at mouth of Powder River, and various p480Skirmishes, July 25 to Aug. 15, 1873, — and Ft. Wayne, Mich., July, 1874, to Sep. 28, 1876; as Superintendent of General Recruiting Service, at New York city, Oct. 2, 1876, to Oct. 1, 1878; in command of regiment at Ft. Porter, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1878, to Apr. 2, 1879; in command of District of North Texas and regiment at Ft. McKavett, Tex., July 30 to Oct. 15, 1879; on detached service, Oct. 16 to Dec. 4, 1879; in command of District of Nueces and regiment at Ft. Clark, Tex., Dec. 5, 1879, to Dec. 6, 1880, — of Department of Texas, Dec. 7, 1880, to Jan. 3, 1881; on detached service, Jan. 4 to Feb. 22, 1881; in command of regiment at Ft. Clark, Tex., Feb. 23 to May 24, 1881; on leave of absence, May 25 to Sep. 26, 1881; in command of regiment at Ft. Clark, Tex., Sep. 27, 1881, to Nov. 16, 1882, — at Santa Fé, N. M. (and of District of New Mexico), Nov. 22, 1882, to Feb. 23, 1883, — at Ft. Marcy, N. M., to Mar. 6, 1883, — at Ft. Lewis, Col., Mar. 10 (and of District of New Mexico, Apr. 24) to Sep. 17, 1883; on leave of absence, Sep. 17 to Nov. 2, 1883; in command of District of New Mexico, at Santa Fé,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 24, 1884)

N. M., Nov. 3, 1883, to May 1, 1884; and of the Department of Texas, May 8, 1884, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p85
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

for distinguished bravery in the battle of Franklin, Ten., Nov. 30, 1864, where he was severely wounded, while serving as Major-General of volunteers, commanding 4th Army Corps. — Commanding the Department of Texas from May 8, 1884 until June 1, 1892.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, June 1, 1892.

— Assigned as Governor of the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D. C., Sept. 13, 1893; resigned April 15, 1898. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Vol. V
p76
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

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

Died March 13, 1902, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 74.

Buried, U. S. Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery, Washington, DC.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1903, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


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