[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
mail:
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]
Italiano

[Link to a series of help pages]
Help
[Link to the next level up]
Up
[Link to my homepage]
Home

This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.

[decorative delimiter]
USMA
Home

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III
p3
2003

(Born Ireland)

John R. McGinness

(Ap'd O.)

9

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1859, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut., Ordnance, June 11, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., July 16 to Sep. 11, 1863, — of Ordnance Depot at Morris Island, S. C., Sep. 15, 1863, to Jan., 1864, — and in charge of Hilton Head Depot, S. C., Jan. to Apr., 1864;

(Bvt. Captain, Mar. 1, 1864, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Morris Island, S. C.)

and as Chief of Ordnance, Department of the South, Apr. to Oct., 1864, being Acting Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hatch, on the Expedition to St. John's Island, S. C., July 1‑10, 1864, and participating in the Action of July 9, 1864.

Served: as Assistant in Ordnance Bureau, Oct. 11, 1864, to July 2,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Operations before Charleston, S. C.)

1866, — at Leavenworth Arsenal, Kan., Aug. 4 to Dec. 24, 1866, being detached with Lieut.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman, Aug. 13 to Oct. 17, 1866, — and as Assistant to Chief of Ordnance, at Washington, D. C., Jan. 1, 1867, to Oct. 20, 1868; as Member of Board on Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Whittemore's Modification of the Springfield Rifle, Feb. 18, 1868; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Springfield Armory, Mas., Oct. 20, 1868, to Oct. 1, 1869; as Chief

(Captain, Ordnance, Feb. 10, 1869)

Ordnance Officer, Department of the Platte, Oct. 1, 1869, to June 22, 1872; at the Military Academy as Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, July 25, 1872, to Aug. 30, 1874; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Oct. 8, 1874, to July 17, 1875; as Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of the South, Aug. 30, 1875, to June 20, 1878; in command of St. Louis Powder Depot, Mo., July 20, 1878, to Aug. 28,

(Major, Ordnance, June 1, 1881)

1886 (on leave of absence in Europe, July 23 to Nov. 1, 1878); as Assistant at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Oct. 2, 1886, to Nov. 30, 1888, and in command to Nov. 17, 1889; and in command of Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., Dec., 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p139
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Relieved from duty at Rock Island Arsenal, Nov. 21, 1889, and ordered to command of Fortress Monroe Arsenal. — In command of Fortress Monroe Arsenal, from Nov., 1889 to April, 1892. p140— In command of Kennebec Arsenal, Augusta, Me., from April, 1892 to July, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, July 7, 1898)

— In command of St. Louis Powder Depot, from July, 1898 to Dec. 31, 1898. — Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of the Pacific and 8th Army Corps, Manila, Philippine Islands, from Dec. 31, 1898 to –––––.

Vol. V
p109
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of the Pacific and 8th Army Corps, Manila, Philippine Islands, from Dec. 31, 1898 to April 1, 1901. — On duty at San Francisco, Cal., as Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of California, from Oct. 16, 1901 to July 14, 1902. — On duty at Chicago, Ill., as Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of the Lakes, from July 19, 1902 to Sept. 17, 1904.

(Colonel Ordnance, June 14, 1902)

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Sept. 17, 1904)

Retired from Active Service Sept. 17, 1904,
by Operation of Law.

— Residence, not fixed.

Vol. VI
p102
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Randolph McGinness, Born Sept. 17, 1840.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, June 14, 1902.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 17, 1904,
By Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, Sept. 17, 1904,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Member of Loyal Legion, of Society of Foreign Wars, of Indian Wars, of Spanish-American War, of Order of Carabao.

Died, Dec. 18, 1918, at Mount Clemens, Mich.: Aged 78.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 7 Dec 13