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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II
p527
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(Born Ind.)

Thomas Hight

(Ap'd Ind.)

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Born Dec. 29, 1829, Bloomington, IN.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1853.

p528 Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1853‑54; in

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 24, 1854)

garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1854, — and Sioux Expedition, 1855‑56, being engaged in the

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

Action of Blue Water, N. M., Sep. 3, 1855; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857, — Utah Expedition,

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Feb. 2, 1857)

1857‑60, — and March to Oregon, 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in

(Captain, 2d Dragoons, May 13, 1861: 2d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Organizing his Regiment, Oct., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in command of

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Maine Cavalry Volunteers, Oct. 19, 1861, to Mar. 14, 1862)

Squadron in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to July, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862; as paroled Prisoner of War, Aug. 31 to Sep. 30, 1862; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Dec. 14, 1862, to Jan., 1863; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Jan., 1863; and absent without leave, Jan. 21 to Apr. 27, 1863.

Resigned, Apr. 27, 1863.

Civil History. — Unknown.

Military History. — Served: during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864, in command of Regiment (Army of the Potomac), Mar. 12

(Lieut.‑Col., 31st Maine Volunteers, Mar. 12, 1864)

(Colonel, 31st Maine Volunteers, Apr. 29, 1864)

to June 7, 1864, being engaged in the Richmond Campaign, May to June 7, 1864, participating in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, — Battles of Spottsylvania, May 12 and 16, 1864, — Skirmishing on North Anna, May 31, 1864, — and Battle of Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864.

Discharged, July 2, 1864.

Civil History. — Druggist at Augusta, Me., 1864‑67.

Died, Oct. 17, 1867, at Augusta, Me.: Aged 38.

Buried, Forest Grove Cemetery, Augusta, ME.


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