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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Francis J. Crilly

(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. of Infantry, July 1, 1859.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1859‑60; on frontier

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Aug. 31, 1859)

duty on Navajo Expedition, 1860‑61, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1861, — and Captured at San Augustine Springs, July 27, 1861, and not exchanged till Aug. 27, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in garrison

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, May 7, 1861, to Jan. 2, 1863)

at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., and on the Niagara frontier, Nov., 1861, to Oct., 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac),  p728 Oct.‑Nov., 1862, being engaged in the March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; on sick leave of absence, Dec., 1862, to Jan., 1863; as Quartermaster at Portsmouth Grove, R. I., Feb. 7 to May 27, 1863; as Purchasing

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Feb. 19, 1863)

and Disbursing Quartermaster, New York city, May 27, 1863, to Oct. 17, 1864; and as Chief Quartermaster, at Nashville, Ten., of Military Railroads in the West, Dec., 1864, to Feb. 7, 1865.

Served: as Assistant to the Director and General Manager of the U. S. Military Railroads at Washington, D. C., in closing up the business thereof, Feb. 7, 1864, to July 31, 1866, and in charge of same, July 31,

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

1866, to July 1, 1867; and in charge of 4th Division of the Quartermaster-General's Office at Washington, D. C., July 1 to Aug. 19, 1867; as Chief Quartermaster of Post, Depot, and District of Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 24, 1867, to Nov. 26, 1868; as Quartermaster of Ft. Dodge, Kan., Dec. 6, 1868, to Jan. 12, 1869; and on leave of absence, to Feb. 8, 1869.

Resigned, Feb. 8, 1869.

Civil History. — Merchant, Philadelphia, Pa., since 1869. Member of the Board of Visitors to the U. S. Military Academy, 1890.

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

Civil History. — Unknown, — residence, Manoa, Del. Co., Pa.

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

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Philadelphia, Penn.

Died Jan. 25, 1908, at Philadelphia, Penn.: Aged 71.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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