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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Edward P. Cressey

(Ap'd N. Y.)


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., Mounted Riflemen, July 1, 1858.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1859; and on frontier duty, conducting Recruits to New Mexico, 1859, — at Ft. Craig,

(Second Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, Nov. 22, 1859)

N. M., 1859‑60, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1860, — commanding Escort to Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wagner's Topographical Party, 1860, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1860, — and Scouting, 1860‑61, being engaged in a Skirmish at Cañon del Muerto, N. M., Feb. 8, 1860, and at Ft. Stanton, N. M., 1861.

First Lieut., Mounted Riflemen, May 14, 1861: 3d Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Operations in New Mexico, July, 1861, being engaged in the Action at Mesilla, July 25, and was captured at San Augustine Springs, July 27, 1861; as Prisoner of War on parole, July 28, 1861, to Aug. 27, 1862; in garrison at Ft. Wayne, Mich., Dec. 15, 1861, to Dec. 2, 1862, — Columbus, Ky.,

(Captain, 3d Cavalry, July 17, 1862)

Dec., 1862, to Jan., 1863, — and Memphis, Ten., Jan. to July, 1863; on sick leave of absence, July 13 to Sep. 17, 1863; on March from Memphis to Huntsville, Ala., Oct. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Action of Cherokee Station, Ala., Oct. 21, 1863; on leave of absence, Dec. 21, 1863, to Jan. 16, 1864; in instructing Recruits at Huntsville, Ala., Jan. 16 to Mar. 5, 1864; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Jackson and Detroit, Mich., Mar. 5, 1864, to Jan. 12, 1866; and in command of Company

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful Services during the Rebellion)

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

at Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 11 to Apr. 20, 1866.

 p709  Served: on Recruiting service, Apr. 20 to Sep. 1, 1866; on frontier duty at Ft. Bayard, N. M., Dec. 27, 1866, to May 29, 1867; on the Staff of the Commanding-General, Department of the Lakes, July 24, 1867, to Jan. 15, 1868; on Mounted Recruiting Service, at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to Mar., 1868; and on frontier duty at Ft. Sumner, N. M., to June 16, 1868, — escort duty to July 22, 1868, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Apr., 1870, — Ft. Whipple, Ara., to Dec., 1870, — and at Ft. Yuma, Cal., to Jan. 1, 1871.

Honorably Mustered out of Service, Jan. 1, 1871.

Civil History. — Professor of English in Imperial College of Japan, 1873‑74. In the service of the Pacific Mail Steamship Co. (now Auditor), since 1874.

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

(Edward Potter Cressey)

Civil History. — In The service of the Pacific Mail S. S. Co., 1874 to 1899.

Died June 21, 1899, at Altruria, Cal.: Aged 63.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

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