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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II
p493
1557

(Born N. C.)

John H. Forney

(Ap'd Ala.)

22

Born Aug. 12, 1829.

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., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1852‑54, — and Ft.

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Oct. 24, 1853)

Gibson, I. T., 1854‑55; on Recruiting service, 1855; on frontier duty at

(Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Ft. Crawford, Wis., 1855‑56, — Expedition to the Red River of the

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Aug. 25, 1855)

North, 1856, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1856‑57, — and Utah Expedition, 1857‑59; and at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Nov. 12, 1860, to Jan. 23, 1861.

Resigned, Jan. 23, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Vol. IV
p86
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. V
p77
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Civil Engineer and Farmer in Alabama from 1865 to 1902.

Died Sept. 13, 1902, at Jacksonville, Ala.: Aged 73.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: he rose to the rank of Major-General in the Southern army; a good summary of his career is provided by the AOG Report linked above.


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