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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II
p536
1599

(Born Mas.)

John G. Chandler

(Ap'd Mas.)

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John Gorham Chandler: Born Dec. 31, 1830.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1848, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

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

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 24, 1853.

Served: on voyage to California, 1853; in garrison at Ft. Wood, N. Y., 1854; and on frontier duty on March through Utah to California, 1854‑55, — Benicia, Cal., 1855, — Ft. Orford, Or., 1855‑56, — Rogue

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 31, 1856, to Nov. 1, 1861)

River Expedition, 1856, being engaged in several Skirmishes against Oregon Indians, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1856‑57, — San Diego, Cal., 1857, — Ft. Leavenworth, quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857, — Adjutant, 3d Artillery, Dec. 27, 1857, to May 17, 1861, — Benicia, Cal., 1858‑59, — and San Francisco, Cal., 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Chief

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, May 17, 1861)

Quartermaster of the Department of West Virginia, July 25, 1861, to Feb. 1, 1862, being engaged in the Action of Carnifex Ferry, Sep. 10, 1861, — of the 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, Feb. 14 to Apr. 9, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 7, 1862, — of the Pittsburg Landing Depot, Ten., Apr. 10 to July, 1862, — and of the Army of the Ohio, July to Nov., 1862, being present at the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862; as Chief Quartermaster of the Nineteenth Army Corps (Department of the Gulf), with the rank of Lieut.‑Colonel, Nov. 17, 1862, to Aug. 1, 1865, being present at the Siege of Port Hudson, May 25 to July 8, 1863, — Expedition to Sabine Pass, Sep., 1863, — at Opelousas, La., Nov., 1863, to Mar., 1864, — Red River Expedition, Apr. to May, 1864, participating in the Action of Mansfield, Apr. 8, 1864, and Battle of Pleasant Hill, Apr. 9, 1864, — and the Operations of 13th Army Corps

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

in Texas, June to July, 1865; as Depot Quartermaster at New Orleans, La., Aug. 1 to Oct. 18, 1865; on leave of absence, Oct. 18 to Dec. 13, 1865; as Depot Quartermaster at New Orleans, La., Dec. 13, 1865, to Apr. 16, 1866; and awaiting orders, and on leave of absence, Apr. 16 to Aug. 8, 1866.

p537 Served: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Dakota, Sep. 18, 1866, to Feb. 21, 1867; inspecting Posts on the Missouri River, Feb. 21

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Jan. 18, 1867)

to Sep. 9, 1867; as Chief Quartermaster of Fourth Military District, Sep. 9, 1867, to Mar. 23, 1869, — of First Military District, Mar. 24, 1869, to June 22, 1870, — of Second District of the Department of the East, June 23, 1870, to June 30, 1872, — of Ft. Leavenworth Depot, Kan., July 1, 1872, to Mar. 19, 1874, — of the Department of Arizona, May 10, 1874, to Oct. 7, 1876, — and of the Department of the South, Nov. 23, 1876, to Feb. 9, 1881, — and of the Division of the Gulf, Feb. 15

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-General, Mar. 4, 1879)

to May 6, 1881; as Assistant to the Quartermaster-General, May 23, 1881, to Jan. 18, 1888; in charge of Quartermaster's Depot, at New York city, to Aug. 1, 1889, — and of the General Depot of the Quartermaster's Department, at Philadelphia, Pa., to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p90
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: in charge of the General Depot of the Quartermaster's Department, Philadelphia, Pa., to Oct. 1, 1890. — Chief p91Quartermaster, Department of California, San Francisco, Cal., to Dec. 31, 1894.

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-General, Dec. 11, 1892)

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Dec. 31, 1894.

— Post-office address, Berkeley, Cal.

Vol. V
p79
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. —

(Brigadier-General, Retired, April 23, 1904.)

Member Society Sons of American Revolution and of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion, U. S. — Residence, Los Angeles, Cal.

Vol. VI
p67
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Gorham Chandler, Born Dec. 31, 1830.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Asst. Quartermaster-General, Dec. 11, 1892.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 31, 1894, by Operation of Law.

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

Died, June 21, 1915, at Los Angeles, Cal.: Aged 84.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1916.


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