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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

Edward H. Totten1

(Ap'd at Large)


Edward Harris Totten: Born June 21, 1845, Washington, DC.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Madison Barracks, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., Oct.‑Nov., 1865, — Nashville, Ten., Nov., 1865, to Mar., 1866, — and Livingston, Ten., Mar.‑Apr., 1866; as Adjutant, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry, Apr. 26 to Nov. 2, 1866; in garrison at Nashville, Ten., Apr.‑May, 1866; on sick leave of absence, May to Aug., 1866; in garrison at Nashville, Ten., Aug., 1866, to Apr., 1867; as Adjutant 34th Infantry,

(Transferred to 34th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

 p46  Feb. 10, 1867, to Feb. 14, 1868; in garrison at Grenada, Mis., May, 1867, to Mar., 1868, — and Holly Springs, Mis., and Atlanta, Ga., Mar.‑Apr., 1868; in office of Chief Signal Officer, at Washington, D. C., May 15 to Nov., 1868; in garrison at Ft. Greble, D. C., to Jan., 1869; in office of Chief Signal Officer, Jan., 1869, and Acting Chief Signal Officer of the

(Unassigned, April 14, 1869)

Department of Dakota, to Aug. 15, 1870; at the Military Academy as

(Assigned to 13th Infantry, July 14, 1869)

Principal Assistant Professor of Drawing, Aug. 29, 1870, to Aug. 30,

(Transferred to 1st Artillery, Jan. 2, 1871)

1874; as Regimental Quartermaster at Charleston, S. C., Sep. 1, 1874, to Mar. 1, 1875, and Adjutant, Mar. 1, 1875, to July 30, 1877, at Charleston, S. C., to Dec. 8, 1875, and Ft. Adams, R. I., to July 30, 1877; and in command of battery at Ft. Adams, R. I., July 30, 1877, to June 14, 1878.

Accidentally Killed by a Railroad Train, June 14, 1878, at Cold Spring, N. Y.: Aged 33.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1879, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Lieut. George M. Totten, U. S. Navy.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Totten's full name and birthdate are from his AOG obituary.

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