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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III
p145
2316

(Born N. Y.)

James Rockwell, Jr.º

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Born Utica, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Lapwai, Ida., Oct. 28, 1870, to July, 1871, — and Gila Bend and near Tucson, Ara., to Oct., 1871; in garrison at Benicia Barracks, Cal., Oct. 9, 1871, to Sep. 1, 1874, but Acting Regimental Adjutant, Nov., 1871, to Jan., 1872, and Adjutant, Jan. 13, 1872, to Aug. 31, 1874 (in Modoc country, Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Jan. 26 to May 25, 1873, being engaged in the Seizure of the Lava Beds, June 1, 1873); on leave of absence, Sep. 1‑30, 1874; at the Military Academy as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Oct. 12 to

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Nov. 1, 1874)

Dec. 5, 1874; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Springfield Armory, Mas., Jan. 5, 1875, to Oct. 30, 1876, — and at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Nov. 21, 1876, to Aug. 24, 1878 (leave of absence, May 26 to Oct. 16, 1877); at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Aug. 28, 1878, to Aug. 28, 1881; in command of Ft. Abraham Lincoln Ordnance Depot, Dak., Sep. 10, 1881, and from Dec. 5, 1885, Chief

(Captain, Ordnance, Dec. 4, 1882)

Ordnance Officer of the Department of Dakota, to July 20, 1886; and as Assistant at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., July 27, 1886, to ––––

Vol. IV
p194
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Assistant to Chief of Ordnance, Benicia Arsenal, 1890‑92; Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1892‑94; Springfield Armory, Mas., 1894‑98.

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Ordnance Officer, U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

— Chief Ordnance Officer, Provisional Army Corps, First Army Corps, Troops at Camp George H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Ga., Expedition to Puerto Rico, department of Puerto Rico, May 4 to –––––; and commanding San Juan Ordnance Depot, Puerto Rico, Oct. 18, 1898 to ––––

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

(Major, Ordnance, March 5, 1900)

Vol. V
p165
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Chief Ordnance Officer, Provisional Army Corps, First Army Corps, Troops at Camp George H. Thomas, Chickamauga Park, Ga., Expedition to Puerto Rico, Department of Puerto Rico, May 4, 1898 to June 1, 1900; and commanding San Juan Ordnance Depot, Puerto Rico, Oct. 18, 1898 to June 1, 1899. — Command of Columbia Arsenal, Tenn., July, 1899 to Feb., 1902. — On duty at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Feb., 1902 to April, 1907.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Sept. 17, 1904)

— Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Dakota, April, 1907 to –––––.

(Colonel, Ordnance, Aug. 9, 1907)

Vol. VI
p146
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Sept. 6, 1848.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance Department, Sept. 17, 1904.

Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of Dakota, April, 1907, to

(Colonel, Ordnance Department, Aug. 9, 1907)

Sept. 3, 1910, when he was ordered to duty in office of Chief of Ordnance, Washington, D. C.; sick in Walter Reed Hospital at that place until he

Died, Oct. 22, 1910, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 62.

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

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Rockwell's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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