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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I
p360
417

(Born Md.)

Osborne Cross

(Ap'd Md.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1820, to July 1, 1825, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1825.

Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1825.

Served: in garrison at New Orleans, La., 1825‑28; on frontier duty

(Transferred to 1st Infantry, Sep. 29, 1827)

at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1828‑30, 1831‑32; on Commissary duty, 1832‑33;

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, Dec. 31, 1831)

on Recruiting service, 1833‑34; on Engineer duty, May 27, 1834, to Nov. 19, 1835; on Quartermaster duty at New Orleans, La., 1836‑38, —

(Asst. Quartermaster, Jan. 1, 1836, to July 7, 1838)

(Capt., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

(Captain, 1st Infantry, July 7, 1838, to June 18, 1846)

Baton Rouge, La., 1839‑40, — Tampa Bay, Fla., 1840, — New Orleans, La., 1840‑41, — with the 2d Dragoons, moving from Florida to the West of the Mississippi, 1841‑42, — Ft. Towson, I. T., 1842, — New Orleans, La., 1842‑43, — Baton Rouge, La., 1843‑44, — Natchitoches,º La., 1844‑45, — Ft. Jesup, La., 1845, — Military Occupation of Texas, 1845, — New Orleans, La., 1845‑46, — Military Occupation of Texas, 1846, — War with Mexico, as Chief Quartermaster of Brig.‑General Wool's Division, 1846‑47, — at Natchez, Mis., fitting out Volunteers for Mexico, —

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, July 24, 1847)

New Orleans, La., 1847‑48, — Chief Quartermaster of the Army of Mexico, 1848, — Route to Oregon, 1849‑50, — New York city, 1851‑52, — and as Chief Quartermaster of Pacific Division, May 14, 1852, to Mar. 4, 1857; and awaiting trial, and suspended, 1858‑62.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Mississippi, at Pittsburg Landing, Ten., Apr. 13 to June 13, 1862, — and of the Camp of Instruction near Baltimore, Md., 1862; on Inspection duty in North and South Carolina, and Department of the Gulf, Oct. 14, 1862, to Mar. 5, 1863; and as

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., Feb. 26, 1863)

Chief Quartermaster, Pittsburg Depot, Pa., Mar. 5, 1863, to Dec. 21, 1865; on leave of absence, Dec. 21, 1865, to Mar., 1866; as Depot

(Col., Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-Gen., July 29, 1866)

Quartermaster, Pittsburg, Pa., Mar. 8 to Aug. 15, 1866.

Retired from Active Service, July 29, 1866, under the Law of July 17, 1862, he being over "the Age of 62 Years."

Died, July 15, 1876, at New York city: Aged 73.


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