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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

John E. Hosmer

(Ap'd Mas.)


Born Nov. 15, 1841, Templeton, MA.a1

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.

 p56  Served: in garrison at Madison Barracks, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., Oct. to Dec., 1865; as Adjutant, 16th Infantry, Dec. 27, 1865, to Aug. 8, 1868; in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y., Dec., 1865, to May, 1866, — Nashville, Tenn., May to Oct., 1866, — Savannah, Ga., Oct., 1866, to Mar., 1867, — and at Macon, Ga., Mar., 1867; as Acting Adjutant-General of the District of Georgia, Jan. 24, 1867, to Aug., 1868; in Chief Signal Office, Washington, D. C., to Jan. 20, 1869; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Feb. 7 to July 27, 1869, — and of Practical Military Engineering and Signaling, Feb. 1 to July 27, 1869; awaiting orders, to Oct. 7, 1869; in Chief Signal Office, Washington,

(Transferred to 13th Infantry, Jan. 7, 1870)

D. C., to Apr., 1870; and on frontier duty at Ft. Benton, Mon., to June, 1870, — and Camp Douglas, Utah, to July 13, 1870.

Died July 13, 1870, at Camp Douglas, Utah: Aged 29.a2

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1871, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Fort Douglas Cemetery, Salt Lake City, UT.

Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Lt. Hosmer's birth data are from his AOG obituary; his date of birth would have made him 28, not 29, when he died — as is in fact carved on his tombstone, q.v.

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