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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1855

Vol. II
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1686

(Born N. Y.)

John V. D. Du Bois

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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John Van Deusen Du Bois

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 Mounted Riflemen, July 1, 1855.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855‑56; at the Cavalry

(Second Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, Oct. 1, 1855)

School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1856; and on frontier duty in conducting Recruits to Texas, 1856, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1856, — March to New Mexico, 1856, — Ft. Craig, N. M., and Scouting, 1856‑57, — Gila Expedition, 1857, being engaged against Apache Indians in the Combat of Gila River, near Saddle Branch Peak, N. M., June 27, 1857, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1857, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1857, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1857‑58, — Escorting Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Marcy to Utah, and returning to New Mexico, 1858, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1858‑59, — Scouting, 1859, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1859, — Navajo Expedition, 1859, being engaged in a Skirmish near Ft. Defiance, N. M., Nov. 9, 1859, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1859‑60, — Ft. Craig, N. M., 1860, — Comanche Expedition, 1860, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1860‑61.

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

(First Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, May 13, 1861: 3d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

of Washington, D. C., Apr. 14 to May 17, 1861; in conducting Recruits

(Captain, 15th Infantry, May 14, 1861: Declined)

to Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., May 17 to June 10, 1861; in command of Battery in Operations in Missouri, July 1, 1861, to Feb. 14, 1862, being engaged in the Action of Dug Spring, Aug. 2, 1861, — Battle of Wilson's Creek, Aug. 10, 1861, — and in command of 1st Missouri Artillery,

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 10, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.)

(Colonel, 1st Missouri Artillery, Sep. 1 to Oct. 14, 1862)

Sep. 24, 1861, to Feb. 14, 1862; as Chief of Artillery of the Department of the Missouri, Feb. 21 to Mar. 11, 1862, and of the Mississippi,

p616 (Colonel, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, Feb. 19, 1862, to Feb. 9, 1866)

(Captain, 3d Cavalry, Feb. 21, 1862)

Mar. 11 to July 11, 1862, being engaged in the Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr. 15 to May 30, 1862, including the Action of Farmington, May 9, 1862; in the Mississippi Campaign, Sep. 8, 1862, to Feb. 21, 1863, generally in command of Brigade, being engaged in the Battle of Iuka, Sep. 19, 1862, — Battle of Corinth, Oct. 3‑4, 1862, where

(Bvt. Major, Oct. 4, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Corinth, Mis.)

he was wounded, — in Skirmishes at Lumpkin's Mill, Oxford, etc., Dec., 1862, — and in command of Holly Spring, Dec., 1862; as Member of "Cotton Commission," Mar. to July 3, 1863; and as Chief of Cavalry, Sep. 29, 1863, to Sep. 25, 1864, — Chief of Staff, Sep. 25 to Dec. 7, 1864, — and Acting Inspector-General, Dec. 7, 1864, to Feb. 16, 1866, of

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

the Department of the Missouri.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., Mar. to June, 1866, — Expedition to New Mexico, June 27 to Aug. 16, 1866, — Ft. Sumner, N. M., Aug. to Oct., 1866, — Rio Salado, N. M., Oct., 1866, to Mar. 20, 1867, — and Ft. Bascom, N. M., Mar. 24, 1867, to Apr., 1868, — and Ft.

(Resigned, July 5, 1867, His Brevet Commissions
of Captain, Major, and Lieut.‑Colonel)

Bayard, N. M., May 6, 1868, to Apr. 13, 1869; in arrest and on trial, May 20 to Dec., 1868, and Jan. 23 to Apr., 1869; on frontier duty at Ft. Craig, N. M., Apr. 22 to June 23, 1869; on leave of absence, June 2,

(Major, 3d Cavalry, May 6, 1869)

1869, to Jan. 9, 1870; on frontier duty in command of Ft. Selden, N. M., Feb. 1‑24, 1870, — of five companies, 3d Cavalry, en route to Arizona, Feb. 25 to Mar. 12, 1870, — and of Camp Grant, Ara., Mar. 18 to June 14, 1870; on sick leave of absence, June 14 to Oct. 7, 1870; ordered before Retiring Board, Oct. 7, 1870, and to join regiment, Jan. 23, 1871; in command of Camp Hualapai, Ara., Apr. 15 to Sep. 12, 1871; on sick leave of absence, Sep. 12, 1871, to Mar. 15, 1872; on special duty at Omaha, Neb., Mar. 15 to May 2, 1872; on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., May 2, 1872, to June 24, 1873; on sick leave of absence, June 24 to Dec. 23, 1873; on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., Dec. 29, 1873, to Oct. 4, 1874, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Oct. 4, 1874, to Apr. 8, 1875; on sick leave of absence, Apr. 8 to Aug. 16, 1875; on special duty at Omaha, Neb., Aug. 16 to Sep. 2, 1875; and on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Sep. 2, 1875, to Feb. 22, 1876, when he was ordered before the Retiring Board.

Retired from Active Service, May 17, 1876,
for Disability contracted in the Line of Duty.

Died, July 31, 1879, at Hudson, N. Y.: Aged 46.


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