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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1841

Vol. II

(Born Cuba)

Julius P. Garesché

(Ap'd Del.)


Julius Peter Garesché du Rocher: Born Apr. 26, 1821, Havana, Cuba.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1837, to July 1, 1841, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1841.

Served: on the Northern Frontier, 1841‑42, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., during Canada Border Disturbances; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1842, — Ft. McHenry, Md., 1842‑43, 1843‑44, 1844, — Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1844‑45, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1845‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846;

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 18, 1846, to Feb. 14, 1856)

in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, at Camargo, Mex.; as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of Rio Grande District, 1847‑48; in garrison at Ft. Polk, Tex., 1849‑50, — and Ft. Brown, Tex., 1850‑51; on Staff duty in  p82 the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., 1852‑53; on Recruiting service, 1853; on Engineer duty in the Department of Texas, 1853; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1853‑54, — Las Animas, N. M., 1854, — and Ft. Brown, Tex., 1854‑55; and as Asst. Adjutant-General

(Bvt. Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., Nov. 9, 1855)

(Bvt. Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., May 14, 1861)

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., Aug. 3, 1861)

in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Nov. 23, 1855, to Nov. 5, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862: as Chief of Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans, commanding the Army of the Cumberland

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Adjutant-Gen., July 17, 1862)

in the Tennessee Campaign, Nov. 13 to Dec. 31, 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Stone River, Ten., where, at a critical moment, when the Commanding General, with his Staff, dashed forward to restore the tide of battle, which was turning against our arms, he was, by a cannon ball, instantly

Killed, Dec. 31, 1862: Aged 42.

Civil History. — Degree of A. M. conferred by Georgetown College, D. C., 1842.

Buried, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Washington, DC.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Col. Garesché's full name and birth data are from Biography of Lieut. Col. Julius P. Garesché by his son (Philadelphia, 1887), p35.

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