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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II
p743
1854

(Born Mas.)

James M. Whittemore

(Ap'd Mas.)

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James Madison Whittemore: Born Mar. 5, 1836.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1860.

Served in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1860‑61.

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Sep. 27, 1860.

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

(Transferred to Ordnance Corps, May 5, 1861)

of Ft. Pickens, Fla., Feb. 7 to Oct. 25, 1861, being engaged against

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1861)

the Rebel Night Attack on Santa Rosa Island, Fla., Oct. 9, 1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., Oct. 28, 1861, to Jan. 27, 1862, — in covering the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Jan. 27 to Apr. 18, 1862, — and at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Apr. 18 to Aug. 20, 1862; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 29, 1862, to Jan. 27, 1864; and in command of Indianapolis Arsenal,

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Ind., Feb., 1864, to Sep. 15, 1866.

Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department during the Rebellion.

Served: as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Sep. 18, 1866, to Oct. 20, 1868, — and at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Oct. 20, 1868, to Oct. 1, 1869; in command of Kennebec Arsenal, Me., Oct. 1, 1869, to

(Major, Ordnance, June 23, 1874)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Aug. 2, 1879)

June 1, 1876, — and of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., June 6, 1876, to June 13, 1880; as Member of Board to examine Ordnance Officers for Promotion, Sep. 22 to Oct. 17, 1874, — of Board to examine Officers for transfer to the Ordnance Department, May 30 to June 10, 1878, — and of Board on Army Gun Factory to be erected at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Oct. 4, 1878, to –––––; As Assistant to the Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C., June 15, 1880 (commanding Washington Arsenal, June 15, 1880, to May 12, 1881), to June 4, 1886; in command of Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., June 5, 1886, to –––––.

Colonel, Ordnance, Jan. 3, 1887.

Vol. IV
p117
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In command of Rock Island Arsenal until Jan. 14, 1891. — On leave of absence for one year, with permission to go beyond sea, until Jan. 14, 1892. — In command of U. S. Powder Depot, p118Dover, N. J., Jan. 14, 1892 to Mar. 23, 1897. — In command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., from March 23, 1897 to ––––.

Vol. V
p96
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., from March 23, 1897 to March 5, 1900.

Retired from Active Service by Operation of Law, March 5, 1900.

(Brigadier-General on Retired List, April 23, 1904)

— Residence, New Haven, Conn.

Vol. VI
p88
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Madison Whittemore, Born March 5, 1836.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Corps, Jan. 3, 1887.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, March 5, 1900, By Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, April 23, 1904,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Since retirement, resided at New Haven, Conn.

Died, Sept. 6, 1916, at Jamestown, R. I.: Aged 80.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.


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