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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II
p828
1953

(Born D. C.)

Joseph P. Farley1

(Ap'd at Large)

21

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Oct., 1861; as Asst. Ordnance

(Transferred to Ordnance Corps, Oct. 24, 1861)

Officer at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Nov. 1, 1861, to June 10, 1863;

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

as Asst. Ordnance Officer in Operations against Charleston, S. C., June 20 to Aug. 22, 1863, being engaged in the Descent upon Morris Island (commanding four Batteries), July 10, 1863, — Bombardment of Ft. Wagner, on the staff of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Seymour, July 18, 1863, — and Siege of Ft. Wagner, July 18 to Aug. 22, 1863; in charge of Ordnance Depot at Hilton Head, S. C., July 23, 1863, to Feb. 16, 1864; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., Feb. 23 to Aug. 27, 1864; and in command of Ordnance Depot at City Point, Va., of the Armies operating against Richmond, Sep. 4, 1864, to Mar. 12, 1865.

Bvt. Captain, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Principal Asst. Professor of Drawing, Mar. 21, 1865, to July 1, 1866, — and as Asst. Professor of

(Captain, Ordnance, Apr. 6, 1866)

Drawing, July 1, 1866, to Oct. 8, 1867; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., Oct. 17, 1867, to Oct. 20, 1868, — at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Oct. 20, 1868, to July 28, 1871, — at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 28, 1871, to June 29, 1874, — and at Springfield Armory, Mas., July 1, 1874, to May 17, 1876; in command of Kennebec Arsenal,

(Major, Ordnance, Mar. 26, 1876)

Me., May 20, 1876, to Apr. 16, 1883; in charge of construction and commanding Dover, N. J., Powder Depot, Apr. 21, 1883, to July 1, 1887; and Member of Ordnance Board at New York Arsenal, to –––––; and of Examination and various other Boards, 1878‑90.

Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Feb. 28, 1889.

Vol. IV
p132
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Joseph Pearson Farley)

Military History. — Member of the Statutory Board testing rifled cannon, June 27, 1887 to Oct. 27, 1890. — Member of the Ordnance Board, with station at New York Arsenal, Aug. 15, 1887 to Oct. 27, 1890 — Inspector of ordnance material and of pneumatic dynamite guns and construction of batteries for the same at Sandy Hook, N. J., Fort Schuyler, N. Y., and Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Mas., Oct. 27, 1890 to Jan. 21, 1892. — Member of Boards for examination of officers for promotion, May 27, 1890, Dec. 13, 1890, Oct. 29, 1891, March 3, 1897. — In command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Feb. 1, 1892 to March 3, 1897. — Member of Board on Magazine Arms, Jan. 21, 1892 to Sept., 1892. — Member of Board on details of construction for magazine rifle and carbine, p133Sept., 1892. — In command of Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., March 24, 1897 to –––––; On duty at Rock Island Arsenal for purpose of organizing leather work on equipments at the Allegheny Arsenal, May 6 to 10, 1898. — Charged with the duties of inspector of ordnance material at the foundries and factories at Pittsburg, Pa., July, 1897, in addition to arsenal duties.

(Colonel, Ordnance, July 7, 1898)

Vol. V
p104
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Assigned to the command of the Watervliet Arsenal and Army Gun Factory, Watervliet, N. Y., May 26, 1899. — Assigned as President of the Rifled Gun Testing Board, June 20, 1899. — Assigned as President of the examination of Permanent Board for the Examination of Ordnance Officers for Promotion, Jan. 24, 1901. — Relieved from the command of Watervliet Arsenal, Feb. 18, 1903.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Feb. 17, 1903)

Retired from Active Service Feb. 18, 1903,
at his own request, after 40 Years' Service.

— Residence, not fixed.

Vol. VI
p97
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Joseph Pearson Farley, Born March 2, 1839.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, July 7, 1898.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Feb. 17, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 18, 1903,
at His Own Request After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, April 6, 1912, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 73.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1912.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, N. Y.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Captain Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John Farley, Class of 1823.


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