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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Mich.)

Jacob B. Rawles

(Ap'd Mich.)


Jacob Beekman Rawles: Born 1839.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; on Recruiting

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

service, July 5 to Oct. 7, 1861; as Quartermaster, 5th Artillery, Oct. 10, 1861, to Dec. 2, 1862, at Camp Greble, near Harrisburg, Pa., Oct., 1861, to Apr., 1862, — and at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Apr. to Dec., 1862; in command of Battery at New Orleans, La., Jan. to Mar., 1863, — Baton Rouge, La., Mar. to May, 1863, — Siege of Port Hudson, May 29 to July 8, 1863, participating in the Bombardments of May 29 and June 13‑14, 1863, — Occupation of Port Hudson, July to Sep., 1863, —

(Bvt. Captain, July 8, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Siege of Port Hudson, La.)

New Orleans, La., Sep., 1863, to May, 1864, — Expedition to Simmsport, La., May‑June, 1864, — Carrollton, La., June to Aug., 1864, — and Expedition to Mobile Bay, Aug., 1864, participating in the Bombardment and Capture of Ft. Morgan, Ala., Aug. 16‑23, 1864; of leave of absence, Sep. 26 to Oct. 16, 1864; in garrison at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., Oct.‑Nov., 1864; in command of Battery in Operations before Richmond, Nov., 1864, to Apr., 1865, being engaged in the Actions at Hatcher's Run, Mar. 25 and 30, 1865, — Battle of Five Forks, Apr. 1, 1865, — and Pursuit of the Rebel Army, terminating in the Capitulation of Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865; and in garrison in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.,

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 9, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Campaign terminating with the Surrender of the Insurgent Forces under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Robert E. Lee)

May to Sep., 1865, — and at Little Rock, Ark., Nov., 1865, to June, 1866.

Served: on leave of absence, June 24 to Oct. 31, 1866; in command

(Captain, 5th Artillery, July 28, 1866)

of battery at Little Rock Arsenal, Ill.,a Oct. 31, 1866, to May, 1867, — Key West, Fla., June 20, 1867, to Mar., 1869, — Ft. Warren, Mas., Mar. 13, 1869, to Nov. 26, 1875, — and Savannah, Ga., Dec. 1, 1875, to Aug. 5, 1876; on leave of absence, Aug. 5 to Dec. 9, 1876; in garrison at Savannah, Ga., 1876 to Apr. 18, 1879, being engaged in quelling Railroad Disturbances in West Virginia and Pennsylvania, July 29 to Oct. 26, 1877, and on leave of absence, Aug. 10 to Oct. 15, 1878; in garrison at Atlanta, Ga., to Feb. 17, 1880, — at Key West, Fla., to May 2, 1880, — at Ft. Brooke, Fla. (in command), to July 10, 1881, — at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y. (leave of absence, July 10 to Nov. 29, 1881), to Sep. 7, 1882, — at Ft. Omaha, Neb., to Dec. 3, 1885, — at Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Nov. 4, 1886, — at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to May 21, 1887, — at Ft. Hamilton,

(Major, 4th Artillery, Aug. 10, 1887)

p800 N. Y., to Aug. 12, 1887, — at Ft. Preble, Me. (in command) Aug. 28, 1887, to May 22, 1889, — at Ft. McPherson, Ga., to [image ALT: an underscored blank].

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

Military History. — Served: at McPherson Barracks, Ga., as Major 4th Artillery, from Jan. 1, 1890 until May, 1893. — At Washington Barracks, D. C., from May, 1893 till June 14, 1897.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Artillery, 1st Artillery, April 30, 1897)

— On leave of absence from June 14 till Sept. 24, 1897. — Joined for duty with and assumed command of 1st Artillery, at St. Augustine, Fla., Sept. 24, 1897. — Transferred with the headquarters of the regiment to Sullivan's Island, S. C., March 26, 1898. — In command of the defenses of Charleston, S. C. (these defenses were quickly made efficient so that any attack that could have been made by the enemy would have been successfully met). — Served at Sullivan's Island, until April 10, 1899. — On leave of absence for two months and twenty days.

(Colonel of Artillery, 3d Artillery, Feb. 23, 1899)

— Assumed command of 3d Artillery, July 8, 1899, with Headquarters at Angel Island, Cal. — In command of regiment and post to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

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

Military History. — Assumed command of 3d Artillery, July 8, 1899, with Headquarters at Angel Island, Cal. — In command of regiment and post to May 1, 1900. — Transferred with regimental headquarters to Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., May 1, 1900. — In command of Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to April 13, 1903.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired April 14,º 1903.

— Residence, San Francisco, Cal.

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

Military History. —

Colonel, 3d Artillery, Feb. 23, 1899.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., April 14, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired April 15,º 1903,
at His Own Request After Over 40 Years' Service.

Resided at San Francisco, Cal.

Died, July 1, 1919, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 79.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Sic. I'm not expert enough to determine whether Rock Island Arsenal, Ill. or Little Rock Arsenal, Ark. is meant.

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