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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

James M. Lancaster

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged on the March to Falmouth, Va., in a Skirmish near Warrenton, Nov. 6, 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Bombardment and By and large of Fredericksburg, Dec. 11‑15, 1862, — and on several Raids and Skirmishes, Dec., 1862, to June, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in Skirmishes at Cavetown, Boonsborough, Antietam Creek, and near St. James College, Md., July, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1963; at the Military Academy, 1863‑65, as Asst. Instructor of Artillery, Infantry, and Cavalry Tactics, Aug. 29, 1863, to Sep. 13, 1865, — and as

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 24, 1864)

Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Sep. 1, 1863, to Oct. 5, 1864, and Nov. 28, 1864, to Mar. 17, 1865; on leave of absence,

(Bvt. Captain, March 13, 1865, for Good Conduct and Gallant Services during the Rebellion)

Sep. 13 to Nov. 7, 1865; and on Recruiting service at New Bedford, Mas., Nov. 9, 1865, to Feb., 1866.

Served in garrison at Fort Adams, R. I., to June, 1866; on Court Martial at New York city, June to July, 1866; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hooker, July 11, 1866, to Apr. 18, 1867, at Detroit, Mich.; as Adjutant, 3d Artillery, March 26 to Sep. 24, 1867; in garrison at Ft.  p856 Constitution, N. H., Oct.‑Nov., 1867, — Ft. Preble, Me., Nov. 29, 1867, to Feb., 1869. — Ft. Jefferson, Fla., Feb. 25, 1869, to Aug., 1872 (leave of absence, May 12 to Nov. 14, 1871), — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to Sep. 23, 1872 (leave of absence, Sep. 23 to Dec. 10, 1872), — and at David's Island, N. Y., to Aug. 19, 1873; as Professor of Military Science at Bishop Seabury Mission, Faribault, Min., Aug., 1873, to July, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., July 5, 1877, to June 30, 1879, except

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Mar. 20, 1879)

while engaged in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in West Virginia, and Pennsylvania, July 23 to Nov. 3, 1877, — Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Nov. 5, 1881, — St. Augustine, Fla., to Dec. 20, 1882, — San Antonio, Tex., to Nov. 3, 1886, — and Washington Barracks, D. C., to Feb. 10, 1888, and Sep. 7, 1889, to –––––; as Member of Board to prepare a System of Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery Tactics for the U. S. Army, Feb. 10, 1888, to Sep. 7, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: At Washington Barracks, D. C., to (member of Board on Tactics, Oct. 30 to Dec. 4, 1890) April 22, 1898.

(Major of Artillery, 4th Artillery, Oct. 29, 1896)

— Commanding battalion of Light Artillery at Chickamauga, Ga., to May, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., to June, 1898; in Cuba, July 1 to 16, 1898; in Puerto Rico, to Oct. 21, 1898, being engaged in the actions at Coamo, Aug. 7, and Assaminto, Aug. 9, 1898. — En route to United States and sick at Washington Barracks, D. C., to Jan., 1899, and on duty at same station to May 5, 1899. — Garrison duty at Fortress Monroe, Va., to ––––º

Died Oct. 5, 1900, at Fortress Monroe, Va.,
after two years' illness: Aged 61.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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