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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II
p569
1626

(Born O.)

Augustus H. Plummer

(Ap'd Pa.)

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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 Infantry, July 1, 1853.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., 1853‑54, — and Ft. Atkinson, Kan., 1854; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855, — Sioux Expedition,

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1855, — Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1855‑56, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1856‑57, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1857, — and Camp Cooper, Tex., 1857; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1858; on frontier duty on Utah Expedition,

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Jan. 2, 1858)

1858‑60, — March to New Mexico, 1860, — Ft. Craig, N. M., 1860, — Navajo Expedition, 1860‑61, — and Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1861, marching

(Captain, 19th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

from which he was captured by Texas Insurgents, July 27, 1861, at San Augustine Springs, and not exchanged till Aug. 27, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Harrisburg, Pa., May, 1862, to Mar., 1863; in command of 1st Battalion 19th Infantry, at Murfreesborough, Ten., Apr. to June, 1863, and at Elk River Bridge, Ten., June to July, 1863; as Acting. Asst. Inspector-General on the Staff of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Gordon Granger, headquarters at Nashville, Ten., July 26, 1863, to Jan. 4, 1864; as Ordnance Officer for the District of Nashville, Ten., Jan. 4 to Dec., 1864, — for the 4th Division of the 20th Army Corps, Dec., 1864, to May, 1865, — and for the 20th Army Corps, May to Oct., 1865; on sick leave of absence, Nov. 1, 1865, to May, 1866; on detached service at Jefferson, Tex., May to July, 1866; and on sick leave of absence, July to Nov., 1866.

Transferred to 37th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866.

Died, Nov. 18, 1866, at Sherman, Tex.: Aged 34.


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