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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II
p578
1635

(Born N. H.)

Thomas J. Treadwell

(Ap'd N. H.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1850, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut. of Ordnance, July 1, 1854.

Served: as Assistant at the Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., 1854‑55, — at

(Second Lieut., Ordnance, Nov. 17, 1856)

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1860)

Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1855‑57, — and Frankford Arsenal, Pa., 1857‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Apr. 22, 1861, to Apr. 17, 1862; on Special duty in the Department of the South, Apr. 17 to Sep. 3, 1862; on Special duty in the Ordnance bureau, Washington, D. C., Sep. 17, 1862, to Aug. 1, 1863;a in charge of the construction of the Indianapolis

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Arsenal, Ind., Aug. 5, 1863, to Feb. 1, 1864; and at the Military Academy as Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Feb. 11 to Sep. 13, 1864.

Bvt. Major, and Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: as Principal Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C., Sep. 14, 1864, to Sep. 18, 1869 (in charge, Nov. 9, 1868, to May 17,

(Major, Ordnance, Mar. 7, 1867)

1869); in command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Sep. 18, 1869, to June 1, 1876; in inspecting San Antonio Arsenal, Tex., Feb. 21 to Mar. 15, 1876; and as Member of Board to examine Officers for appointment to Ordnance Department, Feb., 1865, and Apr., 1866, and Officers for Promotion, Nov., 1865, May, 1867, June, 1874, Mar. 31 to Apr. 8, 1876, — and May 20 to June 18, 1878, — on modifications of 15‑inch Rodman Gun Carriages, Aug.‑Sep., 1866, — on plans for new War Department building, Oct. 4, 1866, and for Statue of General Scott, Mar. 23, 1867, — to test Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Houston's Gun-Carriage, May 23, 1867, — on Seacoast Cannon, Carriages, Projectiles, etc., Dec. 12, 1867, to Jan. 4, 1868, — for altering Springfield Rifles, Feb. 18, 1868, — for purchase of certain 15‑inch Rodman Guns, June 23‑30, 1871, — for determination of calibre of Small Arms, May 7, 1872, to Feb. 4, 1873, — to test Gatling Guns for flank defenses of fortifications, May 31 to Nov. 15, 1873, and for U. S. Service, Feb. 17 to Mar. 13, 1874, — on Arsenals, Dec. 23, 1873, to June 19, 1874, — of an Ordnance Board at New York, Aug. 29 to Sep. 3, 1874, — on defects in Metallic Cartridges, Sep. 21 to Oct. 3, 1874, — of Ordnance, formerly Experimental Gun Board, Oct. 10, 1874, to Aug. 2, 1879, — on Eastern Arsenals, with a view to concentrate Ordnance work, May 22 to June 28, 1875, — and to test a Sawyer Projectile, Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 1877.

Died, Aug. 2, 1879, at New York Arsenal, N. Y.: Aged 47.


Thayer's Note:

a Among his ordnance work during this period, the siting of Rock Island Arsenal ("Rock Island and the Rock Island Arsenal", J. Ill. S. H. S. 33:330).


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