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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Orlando G. Wagner

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1859, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, July 1, 1859.

Served as Asst. Top. Engineer at the headquarters of the Department of New Mexico, Oct. 3, 1859, to July 7, 1861, being Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, May 24 to July 7, 1861.

Second Lieut., Top. Engineers, May 14, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in the Western Virginia Campaign, as Asst. Top. Engineer on the Staff of Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans, July 12, 1861, to Jan. 20, 1862; on sick leave of absence,

(First Lieut., Top. Engineers, Aug. 3, 1861)

(Bvt. Captain, Sep. 10, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Campaign in Western Virginia)

Jan. 20 to Feb., 1862; and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign as Asst. Top. Engineer (Army of the Potomac), Mar.‑Apr., 1862, being engaged

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 17, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Siege of Yorktown, Va., where he was Mortally Wounded while Reconnoitring the Enemy's Works)

in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5‑16, 1862, when he was Mortally Wounded while reconnoitring the enemy's works.

Died Apr. 21, 1862, of Wound received before Yorktown, Va.: Aged 25.

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