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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II
p603
1676

(Born O.)

John McCleary

(Ap'd O.)

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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 Newport Barracks, Ky., 1854‑55, — on frontier duty on Sioux Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855‑56, — Ft. Laramie,

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Mar. 26, 1855)

Dak., 1856‑57, — Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, being engaged in a Skirmish at Ft. Crittenden, Utah, July 29, 1857, — escorting Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Van Vliet, Asst. Quartermaster, to Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1857, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1857‑58, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — March to California, 1858, — Benicia, Cal., 1858‑59, — March to the Colorado, 1859, — San Francisco, Cal., 1859, — Benicia, Cal., 1859, — Scouting, 1859‑60, — and Ft. Churchill,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 5, 1860)

Nev., 1860; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; and on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1861.

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

(Captain, 6th Infantry, May 17, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Dec. 19, 1861, to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged on Picket duty during the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — Skirmishes near Shepardtown, Sep. 20, near Leetown, Oct. 16, and at Snicker's Gap, Nov. 3, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in Operations about Fredericksburg, Dec. 11‑16, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June to Sep., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, — Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va.,

(Bvt. Major, July 2, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

July, 1863, — and as Acting Asst. Inspector-General of Brigade of 5th Army Corps, Aug. 5 to Sep. 8, 1863; in garrison in New York Harbor, Sep. 11, 1863, to Mar. 18, 1864; and on Recruiting service, Mar. 18, 1864, to Oct. 4, 1866.

Served: on Court Martial, Oct. 4 to Nov. 23, 1866; in command of Greenville, S. C., Nov. 23, 1866, to May 5, 1867, — of Newberry, S. C., May 6, 1867, to Dec., 1867, — and Charleston, S. C., to Feb. 25, 1868.

Died Feb. 25, 1868, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 36.


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