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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III
p121
2255

(Born Mo.)

John D. C. Hoskins

(Ap'd at Large)

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Born Potosi, MO.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 15, 1868.

Served: in garrison at New Orleans, La., Oct. 2, 1868, to Jan., 1869, — Greenville, La., to Apr., 1869; awaiting orders to May 13, 1869; in

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, May 13, 1869)

garrison at Ft. Jefferson, Fla., June 18, 1869, to Aug. 23, 1870, — Atlanta, Ga., with recruits, Aug. 23, 1870, to Jan. 12, 1871 (leave of absence, to Apr. 12, 1871), — Charleston, Summerville, and Spartanburg, S. C., Feb. 1 to Apr., 1872, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1‑15, 1872 (leave of absence, May 15, 1872, to Jan. 7, 1873), — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Jan. 7 to Apr. 29, 1873, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1873, to May 1 1874, — Ft. Wood, N. Y., June 2 to Sep. 22, 1874, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. 1, 1874, to July 18, 1878; as Regimental Quartermaster, July 31, 1875, to

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 20, 1875)

Nov. 1, 1877, — and Adjutant, Nov. 1, 1877, to Apr. 12, 1877; on leave of absence, July 18 to Sep. 18, 1878; at regimental headquarters, Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Sep. 18, 1878, to Nov. 5, 1881, — St. Augustine, Fla., to May 30, 1885, — Washington Barracks, D. C., to Apr. 12, 1887, continuing to Aug. 20, 1888; and at the Military Academy as Principal Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Aug. 28, 1888, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p184
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — On duty at U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., as Senior Instructor of Artillery Tactics, from Aug. 28, 1888 to Sept. 1, 1892. — In garrison at Washington Barracks, D. C., Sept. 1, 1892 to March 3, 1893. — On duty with Light Battery F, 3d Artillery, at San Antonio, Tex., from March 8, 1893 to Aug. 11, 1896. — In garrison at Fort Monroe, Va., commanding Battery B, 3d Artillery, Nov. 9, 1896 to ––––

(Captain of Artillery, 3d Artillery, June 7, 1897)

Vol. V
p154
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In garrison at Fort Monroe, Va., commanding Battery B, 3d Artillery, Nov. 9, 1896 to June 1st, 1899. — Commanding post of Alcatraz Island, Cal., from June 19, 1899 to Sept. 3, 1899. — Commanding Artillery District of Puget Sound and post of Fort Flagler, Washington, from Sept. 6, 1899 to July 16, 1901.

(Major of Artillery, July 1, 1901)

— Commanding Battalion of Field Artillery at Fort Sheridan, Ill., from Jul. 21, 1901 to Nov. 23, 1901. — Assistant Inspector-General, Department of the East (station Governor's Island, N. Y.), from Nov. 25, 1901 to July 31, 1903. — Inspector-General (by detail) from July 31, 1903 to April 7, 1905, with station in Washington, D. C., from Jan. 16, 1904 to April 7, 1905.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Artillery, March 22, 1905)

— Commanding Artillery District of the Delaware and post Fort DuPont, Del., from April 7, 1905 to Nov. 15, 1907. — On duty in connection with "Combined Army and Navy Exercises" from May 15 to June 27, 1905.

(Colonel of Artillery, June 22, 1906)

— Commanding Artillery District of Boston and post of Fort Banks, Mass., from Nov. 15, 1907 to Sept. 28, 1908. — On leave of absence to Dec. 27, 1908.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A. Retired Dec. 27, 1908, by operation of law.

Vol. VI
p136
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Deane Charles Hoskins, Born Jan. 11, 1846.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, June 22, 1906.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 27, 1908,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, Dec. 27, 1908,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Vol. VII
p93
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, June 22, 1906.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Dec. 27, 1908,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, Dec. 27, 1908,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Vol. VIII
p43
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Dec. 27, 1908.

Died, Mar. 1, 1937, at Germantown, Pa.: Aged 91.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1937.º

Buried, Beechwoods Cemetery, New Rochelle, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Hoskins' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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