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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II
p860
1988

(Born Mas.)

John H. Calef

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1858, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), July‑Aug., 1862, at Harrison's Landing, being engaged in the Action of Malvern Hill, Aug. 5, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — Skirmish at Sharpsburg, Sep. 19, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to June,

(Transferred to 2d Artillery, Oct. 6, 1862)

1863, being engaged in "Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stoneman's Raid towards Richmond, Apr. 13 to May 2, 1873, — Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863, — and several Skirmishes; in the Pennsylvania Campaign, in command of Battery (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Skirmish of Upperville, Va., June 21‑22, 1863, — Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1, p8611863, — and Skirmishes at Williamsport, July 6, Boonsborough, Md., July 8‑9, 1863, and Funkstown, July 10, in Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va.; in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in several Skirmishes, Sep., 1863, and wounded, Sep. 15, 1863, at Raccoon Ford; on leave of absence, Feb. 14 to Apr.,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 4, 1863)

1864; in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May to Aug., 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Cold Harbor, May 31 to June 1, 1864, — Skirmish at Bottom's Bridge, June 3‑4, 1864, — Battle of Trevillian Station, June 11‑12, 1864, — and Action of St. Mary's Church, June 24, 1864; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 5 to Sep., 1864; and in

(Bvt. Captain, July 6, 1864, for Gallantry and Good Conduct in the Battle of Gettysburg, and in the Campaign from the Rapidan to Petersburg, Va.)

the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), being engaged in the Siege of Petersburg, Sep., 1864, to Jan., 1865, — Combat of Boydton Plank Road, Oct. 27, 1864, — Destruction of Stony Creek Station, Dec. 1, 1864, — and Skirmish at Bellefield, Dec. 9, 1864.

Served: as Adjutant, 2d Artillery, Nov. 6, 1864, to Mar. 16, 1875 (on leave of absence, Jan. 25 to Feb. 21, 1865), at Regimental headquarters at Ft. McHenry, Md., Feb. 21 to July 26, 1865, — at the Presidio of San

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

Francisco, Cal., Sep. 19 to Oct. 27, 1865, — and at Ft. Point, Cal., Oct. 27, 1865, to Jan. 1, 1867; at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Feb., 1867,

(Captain, 10th Cavalry, Jan. 12, 1867)

to Nov., 1872, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., to May, 1875; in garrison at

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Mar. 16, 1875)

Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 11, 1875, to Apr. 3, 1888, except while engaged in suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July to Oct., 1877, — Jackson Barracks, La., to Sep. 26, 1888, — and Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to Sep. 12, 1889; and on leave of absence to –––––.

Vol. IV
p137
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: (On leave of absence to Jan. 17, 1890) garrison duty at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., to May 9, 1890; at Fort Schuyler, N. Y.to, April 27, 1892; at Fort Trumbull, Ct., to Oct. 5, 1896.

(Major of Artillery, 1st Artillery, Aug. 27, 1896)

— He joined the 1st Artillery, Oct. 23, 1896, and commanded the post of Key West Barracks, Fla., to June 11, 1897. — On sick leave to Sept., 1898. — On mustering duty in New York City, Sept. 21, 1898 to Jan. 9, 1899. — Commanding post of St. Francis Barracks, Fla., Jan. 22 to Feb. 28, 1899. — Inspector of Artillery, Department of the Gulf, Atlanta, Ga., March 20 to Oct. 25, 1899. — On leave to Jan. 29, 1900. — Commanding post of St. Francis Barracks, Fla., to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Artillery, 3d Artillery, June 6, 1900)

Vol. V
p108
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Commanding post of Fort Barrancas, Fla., to July 8, 1900.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Aug. 10, 1900,
at his own request, after over 40 Years' Service.

(Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, April 23, 1904.)

Civil History. — Professor Military Science, etc., at Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, Mo., from Oct. 11, 1903 to March 4, 1906.

Vol. VI
p101
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Haskell Calef, Born Sept. 24, 1841.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Artillery, June 6, 1900.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 10, 1900,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Jan. 4, 1912, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 70.

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

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


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