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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II
p705
1811

(Born O.)

James Judsonº Van Horn

(Ap'd O.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1858, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1858.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1858‑59; and on frontier

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, July 19, 1858)

duty at Ft. Davis, Tex., 1859‑61, — and San Antonio, Tex., where he was made Prisoner of War, May 8, 1861, and not exchanged till

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Apr. 4, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Aide-

(Captain, 8th Infantry, Feb. 19, 1862)

de‑Camp to Provost Marshal General of the Army of the Potomac, June 6, 1862, to July 4, 1863, — in the Virginia Peninsular and Maryland Campaigns, being present at the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862; on sick leave of absence, June 9 to July 4, 1863; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Trenton, N. J., July 4, 1863, to Apr. 27, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign and Operations before Petersburg, Va., May 4 to July 14, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Bethesda Church, June 3, 1864; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-

(Bvt. Major, June 4, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Va.)

General W. F. Smith, commanding 18th Army Corps, July 3 to Nov. 4, 1865; on Recruiting service, Nov. 4, 1865, to Mar. 2, 1866; and on leave of absence, Mar. 13 to May 16, 1866.

Served: as Recorder of Tactics Board at West Point, N. Y., June 27, 1866, to Feb. 4, 1867; in garrison at Newberne, N. C. (in command), Feb. 16, 1867, to Jan. 29, 1868, — Raleigh, N. C., to May 10, 1868, — Charleston, S. C., to July 2, 1868, — Summerville, S. C., to Aug. 9, 1868, — Columbia, S. C., Sep. 13 to Oct. 15, 1868, — Newberry, S. C., to Jan. 16, 1869, — Columbia, S. C., to May 3, 1869, — Charleston, S. C. to July 27, 1870 (on leave of absence, Aug. 8 to Sep. 10, 1869, and absent sick, July 27 to Dec. 27, 1870), — David's Island, N. Y., Dec. 28, 1870, to July 5, 1872; on frontier duty on Yellowstone Expedition, July 26 to Oct. 15, 1872, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., Oct. 27, 1872, to May 24, 1873, — Yellowstone Expedition, June 4 to Sep. 13, 1873 (leave of absence, Oct. 10 to Nov. 28, 1873), — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Feb. 22, 1874, — in the field, Feb. 28, 1873, to Mar. 9, 1874, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Feb. 22, 1874, — in the field, Feb. 28, 1873, to Mar. 9, 1874, — Red Cloud Agency, Dak., and Camp Robinson, Wy., to July 13, 1874, — and Ft. Whipple, Ara., Sep. 20, 1874, to Feb. 27, 1877 (leave of absence, Feb. 27, 1877, to Jan. 11, 1878); in conducting recruits to Division of the Pacific, July 22‑28, p7061878; on frontier duty at Ft. Mojave, Ara. (in command), Mar. 28, 1878, to Aug. 20, 1879; on delay and leave of absence, to Sep. 17, 1879; in

(Major, 13th Infantry, June 7, 1879)

command of Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala., to June 27, 1880, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to May 11, 1881; as Acting Inspector-General, District of New Mexico, to May 25, 1881; on leave of absence and awaiting orders, to Aug. 9, 1881; in command of Ft. Union, N. M., to Nov. 28, 1881, and on duty at the post, to Aug. 23, 1882; in command of Ft. Stanton, N. M., to July 13, 1885, — and of regiment and Ft. Snelling, Min., to Nov. 1,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 25th Infantry, June 28, 1885)

1885; on leave of absence, to Jan. 20, 1886; in command of regiment and Ft. Snelling, Min., to Oct. 14, 1886, continuing on duty at post (leave of absence, Sep. 7 to Oct. 8, 1887) to May, 1888; in command of Ft. Shaw, Mon., May 21, 1888, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

Vol. IV
p111
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Fort Shaw, Mont., to Nov., 1890. — Fort Keogh, Mont., to May 27, 1891.

(Colonel of Infantry, 8th Infantry, April 20, 1891)

— Joined 8th Infantry, June 6, 1891, and commanded regiment and post of Fort McKinney, Wyo., to Nov., 1894. — At Ft. D. A. Russell, Wyo., to March, 1898.º — At Denver, Colo., commanding Department of Colorado, March 31 to April 16, 1898º — Commanding regiment and Infantry Division at Camp Thomas, Ga., to May 10, 1898.º — Commanding 1st Brigade, 2d Division, 5th Corps, at Tampa, Fla., and en route to Santiago de Cuba, to June 22, 1898, and on sick leave until he

Dieda Aug. 30, 1898, at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo.: Aged 64.


Thayer's Note:

a Combat-related, sort of: Ganoe, The History of the United States Army, p378.


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