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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II

(Born Ct.)

Asa Baconº Carey

(Ap'd Ct.)


Asa Bacon Carey: Born July 12, 1835.

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., 7th Infantry, Oct. 22, 1858)

duty on Utah Expedition, 1859‑60, — March to New Mexico, 1860, — and Albuquerque, N. M., and Navajo Expedition, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: on frontier

(First Lieut., 13th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

duty at Ft. Union, N. M., May, 1861, to June 30, 1863, — as Chief

(Captain, 13th Infantry, Oct. 24, 1861)

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 28, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Apache Cañon, N. M.)

Quartermaster in Navajo Expedition, July, 1863, to June, 1864, — as Acting Chief Quartermaster and Acting Commissary of Musters of the Department of New Mexico, June, 1864, to July, 1865, — and as Superintendent

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the War against the Navajo Indians)

of Volunteer Recruiting service, Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer and Commissary of Musters of the District of New Mexico, Aug. 1, 1865, to Aug. 18, 1866.

Served: on leave of absence, Oct. 24, 1866, to Aug. 24, 1867; in charge of Chief Commissary's Office, Department of Dakota, Aug. 24 to Oct. 15, 1867; as Paymaster of District of St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 27, 1867,

(Major, Staff — Paymaster, Oct. 5, 1867)

to Mar. 14, 1868, — District of Santa Fé, N. M., May 15, 1868, to Apr. 15, 1869, — District of New Mexico, to June 4, 1874, being Chief Paymaster, May 5, to July 29, 1870, — and in Paymaster General's Office, Washington, D. C., July 1, 1874, to Oct. 14, 1885; at San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 20, 1885, to Apr. 12, 1887; as Chief Paymaster of the Department of California, to May 20, 1889; on duty at New York city, June 3, 1889, to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

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

Military History. — Served: At New York City to June 26, 1890; Boston, Mass., to Jan. 31, 1893; New York City, as Chief Paymaster Department of the East to April 12, 1897; as Chief

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Deputy Paymaster-General, March 29, 1895)

p112 Paymaster Department of Dakota and of the Lakes, St. Paul, Minn., from April 15, 1897, until Dec. 8, 1898.

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Paymaster-General, June 10, 1898)

— Relieved as Chief Paymaster Department of Dakota and made Chief Paymaster Department of the Lakes, Chicago, Ill., Dec. 8, 1898. — Relieved as such and ordered to Washington, Jan. 7, 1899; reported for duty in Paymaster-General's Office, Jan. 11, 1899, and assumed duty as Acting Paymaster-General on that date.

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Paymaster-General, Jan. 30, 1899)

— March 7 to 27, 1899, was on duty from New York City to Cuba, conveying $3,000,000 to Cuba, for payment of Cuban army. — On leave of absence to July 12, 1899, on which date he was

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, July 12, 1899.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

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

(Born July 12, 1835.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Paymaster General, Jan. 30, 1899.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 12, 1899, By Operation of Law.

Died April 4, 1912, at Orlando, Fla.: Aged 76.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1912.

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