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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II
p765
1882

(Born Ill.)

John J. Sweet

(Ap'd Ill.)

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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 Cavalry, July 1, 1860.

Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1860; and sick at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1860‑61.

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Jan. 31, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Apr., 1861, to Mar., 1862; and in the

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Apr. 16, 1861: 5th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to June, 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, — and Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862.

Killed, June 27, 1862, at the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va.: Aged 24.


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