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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II
p612
1683

(Born Mas.)

Samuel Breck

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Born Feb. 25, 1834.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1851, to July 1, 1855, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1855.

Served: in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1855‑56;

(Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1855)

in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1856‑57, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1857‑59; en route to Texas, marching from Helena, Ark., to Ft. Clark, Tex., 1859; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1859‑60; and at the Military Academy, 1860‑61, as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Sep. 24, 1860, to Apr. 26, 1861, — and Principal Asst. Professor

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Apr. 11, 1861, to Feb. 20, 1862)

of Geography, History, and Ethics, Apr. 26 to Dec. 3, 1861.

p613 Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Asst.

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Nov. 29, 1861)

Adjutant-General of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McDowell's Division (Army of the Potomac), in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Dec., 1861, to Mar. 24, 1862; and as Asst. Adjutant-General of 1st Army Corps, Mar. 24, 1862, and of the Department of the Rappahannock, Apr. 4 to June 20, 1862, being engaged in the Occupation of Fredericksburg, Va., Apr. 18, 1862, — and Expedition to the Shenandoah Valley to intercept the retreat of the Rebel forces under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Jackson, May‑June, 1862.

Major, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, May 23 to July 17, 1862.

Served: as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., in charge of Rolls, Returns, Books, Blanks, and Business pertaining to the Enlisted men of the Regular and Volunteer Forces, and of the Records of discontinued commands and the preparation and publication of the Volunteer Army Register, July 2, 1862, to June 5, 1870; as Asst.

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 17, 1862)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Sep. 24, 1864,
for Meritorious and Faithful Services during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Diligent, Faithful, and Meritorious Services
in the Adjutant-General's Department during the Rebellion)

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Diligent, Faithful, and Meritorious Services in the Adjutant-General's Department during the Rebellion)

Adjutant-General of the Division of the Pacific, headquarters, San Francisco, Cal., June 15 to Aug. 3, 1870, and Aug. 15, 1876, to May 10, 1877, — and of the Department of California, Aug. 3, 1870, to Aug. 15, 1876 (leave of absence, July 8 to Nov. 7, 1874); as Mustering and Disbursing Officer, at San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 30, 1870, to Sep. 29, 1876; on Special duty in connection with the Recruiting service in the Division of the Pacific, Sep. 19, 1876, to May 10, 1877; as Member of the Retiring Board, at San Francisco, Cal., Sep. 19, 1876, to Jan. 9, 1877; on leave of absence, May 10 to Aug. 1, 1877; awaiting orders, Aug. 1 to Nov. 8, 1877; as Adjutant-General of the Department of the East, headquarters New York city, Nov. 10 to Dec. 21, 1877; as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Dec. 24, 1877, to Oct. 1, 1880; as Adjutant-General of the Department of Dakota, Oct. 15, 1880, to June 1, 1885, — and of the Department of the Platte, to Aug. 20, 1889; and as Assistant

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Feb. 28, 1887)

in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Aug. 25, 1889, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p98
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: in A. G. O., Washington, D. C., to Dec. 23, 1892. — On special duty in New York City in connection with compilation of Army Regulations to Sept. 5, 1893, also at Governor's Island, N. Y., as Adjutant-General Department of the East, Feb. 20, 1893

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Aug. 31, 1893)

to Oct., 1895. — At Washington, D. C., on duty in office of Adjutant-General U. S. A., Oct. 5, 1895 to Sept. 11, 1897.

(Brigadier-General, Staff — Adjutant-General, Sept. 11, 1897)

— On duty as Adjutant-General U. S. A., Washington, D. C., Sept. 11, 1897, until

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Feb. 25, 1898.

Vol. V
p85
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Civil History. — Since retirement, resided in Boston, Mass., and vicinity. Occupied with care of properties, administration of estates, etc. — Graduated M. D. Georgetown University, D. C., 1867. — Author Breck Genealogy, 1889, and Magoun Memorial, 1891. — Member New England Historic Genealogical Society and National Geographic Society, D. C. — Summer residence, Pilgrim Farm, Middleboro, Mass.; winter, Brookline, Mass., 1651 Beacon St.

Vol. VI
p74
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Feb. 25, 1834.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Adjutant General, Sept. 11, 1897.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 25, 1898,
By Operation of Law.

Civil History. — Since retirement, resided in Boston, Mass., and vicinity. Occupied with care of properties, administration of estates, etc. — Graduated M. D. Georgetown University, D. C., 1867. — Author Breck Genealogy, 1889, and Magoun Memorial, 1891. — Member New England Historic Genealogical Society and National Geographic Society.

Died, Feb. 23, 1918, at Brookline, Mass.: Aged 84.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.


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