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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1859

Vol. II
p731
1844

(Born Del.)

John J. Upham

(Ap'd Wis.)

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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 duty

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, Dec. 2, 1859)

at Ft. Crook, Cal., 1860‑61, — Benicia, Cal., 1861, and as Adjutant, 6th Infantry, July 1 to Sep. 9, 1861.

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

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, May 4, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., Nov., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia

(Captain, 6th Infantry, Sep. 9, 1861)

Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to July, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; on sick leave of absence, July 27 to Sep. 27, 1862; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep. 27, 1862, to July 1, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, —

(Bvt. Major, July 2, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in garrison at New York Harbor, Aug. 28, 1863, to Jan. 21, 1864; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Elmira, N. Y., Jan. 26 to Mar. 28, 1864, — at Philadelphia, Pa., Mar. 28 to Oct. 21, 1864, — and at Detroit, Mich., Oct. 21, 1864, to Apr. 4, 1865; and in garrison at Savannah, Ga., May‑June, 1865, — at Hilton Head, S. C., June to Sep., 1865, — Lawtonville and Sub-District of Coosawatchie, S. C., Aug. 31, 1865, to June 23, 1866.

Served: on leave of absence in Europe, June 23, 1866, to Apr. 22, 1867; in garrison at Charleston, S. C., Apr., 1867, to May, 1868, — and Wilmington, N. C., to Aug. 25, 1868; on leave of absence, Aug. 25 to Oct., 1868, — in garrison at Florence, S. C., Oct., 1868, — and Charleston, S. C., to Mar., 1869; on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., Mar., 1869, — Ft. Smith, Ark., to Aug., 1869, — Crawfordville, Kan., to Oct., 1869, — Girard, Kan., to Jan., 1871, — in the field, Mar. to Oct., 1871, — Ft.

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, Jan. 1, 1871)

Scott, Kan., commanding troops in Southeastern Kansas, Oct. 24, 1871, to Apr., 1873, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., Apr. 21, 1873, to Aug. 25, 1874, — and

(Major, 5th Cavalry, Aug. 1, 1874)

in the field, Oct to Dec., 1874; on leave of absence to June 23, 1875; on Court Martial to Aug. 8, 1875; on frontier duty in command of Ft. Gibson, I. T., Sep. 8, 1875, to June 7, 1876, — and on Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, to Nov. 24, 1876, being engaged in the Action of Indian Creek, Wy., July 17, 1876, and Combat of Slim Buttes, Dak., Sep. 9‑10, 1876; on leave of absence to Jan. 24, 1877; under orders of Interior Department to June 26, 1877; on leave of absence, June 26, p7321877, to July 4, 1878, and absent sick to July 31, 1878; on frontier duty at Camp Brown, Wy., Aug. 8, 1878, to Mar. 31, 1880, — and Ft. Niobrara, Neb. to May 31, 1881;a on leave of absence, to Dec. 11, 1881; on duty at Infantry and Cavalry School of Application at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to July 1, 1885; in command of Ft. Sill, I. T., July 15, 1885, to Feb. 11, 1886; on leave of absence, to Aug. 25, 1886; in witnessing the manoeuvres of the French Army, and examining French military schools, to Apr. 30, 1887; in command of Ft. Elliott, Tex., Aug. 24, 1887, to Oct. 5, 1888; on sick leave of absence, to Oct. 5, 1889; and in command

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Cavalry, Oct. 29, 1888)

of Ft. Brown, Tex., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p115
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In command of Fort Brown, Tex., from Oct., 1889 to Oct., 1891.

(Colonel of Cavalry, 8th Cavalry, Jan. 14, 1892)

— On leave of absence to Jan., 1892.

Retired from Active Service, at his own request,
after over 30 years' service, Jan. 30, 1892.

Resided at Milwaukee, Wis., and St. Augustine, Fla.

Died, Oct. 21, 1898, at Milwaukee, Wis.: Aged 61.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.


Thayer's Note:

a See my note to entry 2584 in the Register.


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