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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II
p662
1743

(Born N. Y.)

John K. Mizner

(Ap'd Mich.)

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John Kemp Mizner

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut. of Dragoons, July 1, 1856.

p663 Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1856‑57;

(Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Feb. 28, 1857)

and on frontier duty, quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857‑58, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1858‑59, — Scouting, 1859, — and Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1860‑61.

First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, May 9, 1861: 2d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in command

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Nov. 12, 1861)

(Colonel, 3d Michigan Cavalry Volunteers, Mar. 7, 1862)

of Regiment in Operations against Island No. 10, Mississippi River, resulting in its Capture, Apr. 8, 1862; in the Mississippi Campaign, Apr. 22 to July 6, 1862, being engaged in the Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Apr. 22 to May 30, 1862, — and Pursuit of Rebels to Baldwin, commanding Brigade, May 30 to June 10, 1862; in command of Cavalry Brigade, guarding the railroad from Iuka, Mis., to Decatur, Ala., and operating against and having several Skirmishes with the enemy's Cavalry in Northern Alabama, July 6 to Sep. 8, 1862; as Chief of Cavalry of the Army of the Mississippi, Sep. 8 to Nov. 4, 1862, being engaged (and commanding Division) in the Battle of Iuka, Sep. 19, 1862, — Battle of Corinth, Oct. 3‑4, 1862, and Pursuit of the enemy, with several

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

Skirmishes, to Ripley, Oct., 1862; in command of Cavalry Brigade, in flank Movement on Oxford, Mis., Nov. 4 to Dec. 31, 1862, being engaged in several Skirmishes; as Chief of Cavalry of the District of Jackson, Ten., Jan. 3 to Apr., 1863, being engaged in Skirmishes at Brownsville, Jan. 14, and Clifton, Feb. 20, 1863; in Operations in Northern Mississippi, as Chief of Cavalry of Left Wing, 16th Army Corps, May to

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., June 12, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action at Panola, Mis.)

Sep. 1, 1863, and in command of Brigade, Sep. 1, 1863, to Jan. 27, 1864, being engaged in the Capture of Grenada, Aug. 14, 1863, — Action of Wyatt's Ford, Oct. 13, 1863, — and numerous Raids, Actions, and Skirmishes; on Veteran Furlough, Feb. 1 to Mar. 17, 1864; in command of Regiment at St. Louis, Mo., on Provost Guard duty, Mar. to May, 1864; in command of Brigade and Post opposite Little Rock, Ark., May‑June, 1864, to Mar., 1865; in Movement to New Orleans, La.,

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

and Operations against Mobile, Ala., Mar. 12 to Apr. 12, 1865; on March to and in garrison at Baton Rouge, La., May, 1865; in command of Brigade in Movement, via Shreveport, La., to San Antonio, Tex., June 1 to Aug. 3, 1865, — and of the Post of San Antonio, Tex., Sep. 5 to Nov. 1, 1865; as Acting Asst. Inspector-General on the Staff of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Merritt, Chief of Cavalry of the Military Division of the Gulf, Nov. 1 to Dec. 27, 1865; in command of Sub-District of San Antonio, Jan. 4 to Feb. 3, 1866, — and of Central District of Texas, Feb. 3‑12, 1866; and on leave of

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 12, 1866)

absence, Mar. 23 to June 28, 1866.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., June, 1866, to Dec. 17, 1867; on leave of absence, Dec. 17, 1867, to Aug. 1, 1868; on p664frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., Aug. 1, 1868, to May 19, 1869, —

(Major, 4th Cavalry, Jan. 26, 1869)

Corpus Christi, June 15, 1869, to May 9, 1870, — Austin, Tex., June 14, 1870, to Apr. 22, 1871, — and Ft. Richardson, Tex., May 5, 1871, to Oct. 15, 1872; on leave of absence and awaiting orders to Mar. 17, 1873; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Apr. to Sep., 1873, — purchasing horses at San Antonio, Tex., Sep. 17, 1873, to May 20, 1874, — Ft. McKavett, Tex. (on leave of absence, May 20 to Sep. 20, 1874), to Feb. 27, 1875, — Ft. Richardson, Tex., Mar. 14 to May 6, 1875, — Ft. Sill, I. T., May 22, 1875, to Apr. 17, 1876, — Ft. Reno, I. T., Apr. 18, 1876, to Apr. 1, 1880; in command of Ft. Sill, I. T., to Dec., 1882, — of Ft. Bayard, N. M., to Dec. 13, 1882 (continuing there on duty to Feb., 1884), — of Ft. Craig, N. M., to June 5, 1884, — of Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Sep. 15, 1884, — and of Recruiting Depot, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Oct. 1, 1884, to Oct. 7, 1886; on leave of absence to Dec. 4, 1886; in

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 8th Cavalry, Jan. 9, 1886)

command of Ft. Brown, Tex., Dec. 10, 1886, to Aug. 10, 1887, — of Ft. Concho, Tex., Sep. 23, 1887, to June 2, 1888, — and of regiment en route to Ft. Meade, Dak., and of the post, to Apr. 26, 1889; on frontier duty at Ft. Meade, Dak., Apr. 24, 1889, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p104
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Meade, Dak., to March 21, 1890.

(Colonel of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, April 15, 1890)

— On leave in Europe, to Aug. 8, 1890. — Commanding regiment and post of Fort Apache, Ariz., to Sept. 21, 1890; Fort Grant, Ariz., to April 14, 1892. — En route to and President of Examining Board at Washington, D. C., to Feb. 2, 1893. — On duty in New York City as Superintendent of Recruiting Service to Oct. 1, 1894. — Commanding regiment and post of Fort Assinniboine, Mont. (commanding Department of Dakota, Sept. 14 to Oct. 12, 1896, and on leave Dec. 3, 1896 to May 13, 1897), to June 1, 1897.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Army, May 26, 1897)

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, after 40 Years' Service, June 7, 1897.

Died Sept. 8, 1898, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 65.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


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