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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III
p84
2165

(Born R. I.)

John Pitman12

(Ap'd Ten.)

10

Born Providence, RI.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 29, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Ordnance, June 17, 1867.

Served: as Assistant Ordnance Officer at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., Aug. 31, 1867, to Apr. 22, 1870; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, June 30 to Aug. 30, 1870, — as Principal Assistant Professor, to Aug. 28, 1872, — and Assistant Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Jan. 15 to Feb. 3, 1872; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Aug. 28, 1872,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, June 23, 1874)

to Oct. 6, 1875, — and at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Oct. 18, 1875, to

(Capt., Ordnance, May 27, 1878)

Nov. 12, 1879; on duty under the Secretary of the Interior, in connection with the chemical work of the Division of Mining Geology of the U. S. Geological Survey at Newport, R. I., to Oct. 20, 1882; as Assistant at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., to June 23, 1886; as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Department of Dakota, and in command of Ft. A. Lincoln p85Ordnance Depot, Dak., July 15, 1886, to Nov. 28, 1889; and in command of Ft. Snelling Ordnance Depot, Min., Dec. 1, 1889, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p166
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In command of Fort Snelling Ordnance Depot, Minnesota, and Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Dakota, Dec. 1, 1889 to Dec. 13, 1890. — On duty at West Point Foundry, Cold Spring, N. Y., inspecting the assembling of 8‑in. B. L. Rifles, Dec. 17, 1890 to Feb. 5, 1892. — Frankford Arsenal, Pa., establishing laboratory for the examination and tests of smokeless powders, and in charge of same, Feb. 6, 1892 to Nov. 9, 1896. — In charge of Proof House, March, 1897 to May 27, 1897.

(Major, Ordnance, Sept. 2, 1894)

— In command of Augusta Arsenal, Ga., May 28, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p136
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In command of Augusta Arsenal, Ga., May 28, 1898 to Jan. 24, 1902. — Armament Officer, Southern District; Assistant, Springfield Armory, Feb. 1, 1902 to Aug. 13, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Feb. 17, 1903)

— In command of San Antonio Arsenal and Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Texas, Aug. 23, 1903 to Nov. 12, 1906.

(Colonel, Ordnance, Jan. 21, 1904)

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired Nov. 12, 1906, by operation of law.

— Volunteer service: Private 1st R. I. det. Militia, July 18 to Aug. 2, 1861; Private 10th R. I. Volunteers, May 26 to Aug. 30, 1862; Sergt.-Major and 2d Lieutenant, 11th R. I. Volunteers, Sept. 22, 1862 to July 13, 1863.

Civil History. — Member Loyal Legion, N. Y.; American Chemical Society; Society of Chemical Industry, etc. — Residence, Orange, N. J.

Vol. VI
p123
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Nov. 12, 1842.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, Jan. 21, 1904.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 12, 1906,
By Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, Nov. 12, 1906,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Since retirement, resided at Orange, N. J. Member of Loyal Legion, N. Y.; of American Chemical Society; of Society of Chemical Industry.

Vol. VII
p86
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Ordnance Department, Jan. 21, 1904.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 12, 1906,
By Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 12, 1906,
Act of Apr. 23, 1904.

Since retirement, resided at Orange, N. J. Member of Loyal Legion, Aztec Club, N. Y.; of American Chemical Society; of Society of Chemical Industry.

Vol. VIII
p41
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Nov. 12, 1906.

Died, Aug. 29, 1933, at Orange, N. J.: Aged 90.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1934, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI.


The Author's Notes:

The note numbered 1 below appears only in Vol. III; in Vols. V, VI, and VII, it is replaced by the note I've numbered 2:

1 John Pitman, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted as a Private, June, 1862, 10th Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers, and served until Aug., 1862; was a Private and Sergeant-Major, and subsequently, till June, 1863, a Lieutenant in the 11th Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteers.

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2 Son of J. Talbot Pitman, Lieut.‑Colonel 11th R. I. Vol. (Civil War).


Thayer's Note:

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


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