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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III
p5
2006

(Born Pa.)

James W. Reilly

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Born Aug. 2, 1839, Chambersburg, PA.a

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 Watertown Arsenal, Mas., July 23, 1863, to Feb. 24, 1864; as Inspector of Ordnance at Pittsburg, Pa., Mar. 9 to July, 1864; as Asst. Ordnance Officer, Department of the Tennessee, July 11 to Nov. 11, 1864, being engaged in the Battles of Atlanta, July 22 and 29, 1864, — and Chief of Ordnance, Department of the Ohio, Nov. 11, 1864, to Apr., 1865, being engaged in the Battle of Franklin, Nov. 30, 1864, and Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15‑16, 1864; and on leave of absence,

(Bvt. Captain, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Campaign of Nov.‑Dec., 1864, in Tennessee)

Apr. to July, and absent sick, July 2, 1865, to May 2, 1866.

Served: as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., May 2 to June 10, 1867, — and at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., June 13, 1867, to Sep. 11, 1871, except while on temporary duty at West Point, N. Y., July 6 to Aug. 2, 1869, June 30 to July 30, 1870, and July 8 to Aug. 31, 1871; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Pretension and Gunnery, Sep. 16, 1871, to Aug. 16, 1872, — as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Sep. 16, 1871, to Jan. 15, 1872, — and as Principal Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Aug. 28, 1872, to Aug. 30, 1874; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at

(Captain, Ordnance, Jan. 23, 1874)

Benicia Arsenal, Cal., Oct. 8, 1874, to June 11, 1875; as Chief Ordnance Officer, Division of the Missouri, June 22, 1875, to July 9, 1880; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Oct. 10 to Nov. 10, 1880; and in command of Allegheny Arsenal, Pa. Dec. 1, 1880, to May 26,

(Major, Ordnance, May 9, 1885)

1886, — and of Augusta Arsenal, Ga., June 3, 1886, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p140
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In command of Augusta Arsenal, Ga., May 12, 1886 to Oct. 22, 1890. — In command of United States Powder Depot, Dover, N. J., from October 22, 1890 to Jan. 21, 1892. — Member of Magazine Gun Board, from Dec. 7, 1891 to Jan. 21, 1892. — In command of Watertown Arsenal, Mas., and member of Board for Testing Rifled Cannon, from Jan. 21, 1892 to –––––; Member of Board upon field and siege carriages, May 7, 1892 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, April 7, 1899)

Vol. V
p110
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In command of Watertown Arsenal, Mass., from Jan. 21, 1892 to Sept. 12, 1900, also having general charge of mounting guns and gun carriages on Atlantic and Gulf coasts for same period. — Member of Board appointed by the President for testing rifled cannon from Jan. 21, 1892 to Aug. 2, 1903. — Member of Board on Field and Siege Carriages, May, 1902.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, April 7, 1899)

— In command of New York Arsenal and Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of the East, from Sept., 1900 to Aug. 3, 1903.

(Colonel of Ordnance, Feb. 18, 1903)

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Aug. 1, 1903)

Retired by Operation of Law, Aug. 2, 1903.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

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

(Born Aug. 2, 1839.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, Feb. 18, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 1, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Aug. 2, 1903,
By Operation of Law.

Died, July 23, 1910, at Atlantic City, N. J.: Aged 71.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Reilly's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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