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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II
p599
1670

(Born Ga.)

John T. Mercer

(Ap'd Ga.)

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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

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1854.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; on frontier

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Mar. 3, 1855)

duty at Ft. Union, N. M., 1855‑56, — Ft. Thorn, N. M., 1856, — March to California, 1856, — San Diego, Cal., 1856‑57, — Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1857‑58, — Scouting, 1858, — Ft. Tejon, Cal., 1858, — Ft. Crook, Cal., 1858, — Scouting, 1858, — Ft. Crook, Cal., 1858‑59, — Scouting, 1860, — and Ft. Crook, Cal., 1860‑61.

First Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Jan. 8, 1861.

Resigned, Apr. 26, 1861.

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

Killed, Apr. 19, 1864, in the Attack on Plymouth, N. C.: Aged 31.

Buried, Calvary Church Cemetery, Tarboro, NC.


Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: a summary is provided at the Find-a‑Grave page linked above.


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