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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II
p804
1921

(Born Ind.)

John Scroggsº Poland

(Ap'd Ind.)

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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., 2d Infantry, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 6, 1861)

Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July 23, 1861, to Mar. 10, 1862; as Quartermaster, 2d Infantry, Aug. 10, 1861, to June 27, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862 (as Aide‑de-

(Captain, 2d Infantry, June 27, 1862)

Camp), — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, commanding Regiment; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged as Aide-de‑Camp in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, commanding Regiment, — Skirmish of Shepardstown, Sep. 20, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg,

(Bvt. Major, Dec. 13, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battles of Antietam, Md., Shepardstown Ford, and Fredericksburg, Va.)

Dec. 13‑14, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, May 3, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Va.)

1863, as Aide-de‑Camp and Acting Division Inspector-General; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), as Commissary of Musters of 3d Army Corps, June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Sickles; and as Commissary of Musters for the Department of Washington, Sep. 19, 1863, to Mar. 14, 1865, being engaged in the Defense of the Capital against General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Early's Raiders, July 11‑12, 1864.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1865‑67, as Asst. Professor of Drawing, Mar. 17, 1865, to July 1, 1866, — as Principal Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, July 1, 1865, to July 1, 1866, — Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, July 1, 1866, to Oct. 8, 1867, — and Asst. Professor of Drawing, Oct. 8, 1867, to Aug. 28, 1869;

(Unassigned, Apr. 17, 1869)

(Assigned to 6th Infantry, July 14, 1869)

on frontier duty at Ft. Scott, Kan., Oct.‑Nov., 1869, — Columbus, Kan., Nov., 1869, — and Ft. Scott, Kan., to Aug. 24, 1871, except while on Court Martial at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 1 to July 9, 1870; as Principal Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics at the Military Academy, Aug. 31, 1871, to Aug. 28, 1872; on leave of absence to Jan., 1873; on frontier duty at headquarters of Department of Dakota, Jan. 3 to June 10, 1873, — Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Aug. 1, 1873, to May, 1875, — and Standing Rock, Dak., to Sep. 27, 1877; on leave of absence, Nov. 10, 1876, to May 9, 1877; and on frontier duty at Ft. Rice, Dak., Sep. 28, 1877, to Nov. 25, 1878, — and Ft. Lincoln, Dak., Nov. 25, 1878, to May 13, 1880; on leave of absence to Nov. 15, 1881; at Infantry and Cavalry

(Major, 18th Infantry, Dec. 15, 1880)

School, Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to July 1, 1886; on leave of absence to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 21st Infantry, Mar. 1, 1886)

Oct. 17, 1886; on frontier duty at Ft. Bridger, Wy., to May 4, 1887, — Ft. Sidney, Neb. (sick leave of absence, May 4, 1887, to Oct. 2, 1888), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p128
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sidney, Neb., to Nov., 1890. Commanding battalion in field at Rosebud Agency, S. D., during the Sioux campaign, to Jan., 1891. — At Fort Sidney, Neb., to Aug., 1891.

(Colonel of Infantry, 17th Infantry, Aug. 1, 1891)

— Joined 17th Infantry, Aug. 14, 1891, and commanded regiment and post of Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo. (on sick leave, Dec. 2, 1891, to June 1, 1892), to Sept., 1894. — At Columbus Barracks, O., to April, 1898. — Commanding 2d Provisional Brigade and 2d Independent Division at Tampa, Fla., to May 2, 1898.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, May 4, 1898)

— Commanding 2d Division, 1st Army Corps, May 23 to Aug. 2, 1898, and at Chickamauga, Ga.

Died Aug. 8, 1898, at Asheville, N. C.: Aged 62.

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


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