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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1843

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

John C. McFerran

(Ap'd Ky.)


John Court McFerran: Born Oct. 18, 1820.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1843, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1843.

Served: in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1843‑44, — and Newport Barracks, Ky., 1844; on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup (Camp Wilkins), La., 1844‑45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845‑46; in the War with

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Apr. 19, 1846)

Mexico, 1846, being engaged in the Battle of Palo Alto, May 8, 1846, — Battle of Resaca-de‑la‑Palma, May 9, 1846; as Assistant to the

(Transferred to 3d Infantry, June 27, 1846)

Superintendent of Western Recruiting Service, 1847; on frontier duty at

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Oct. 22, 1847, to Dec. 31, 1856)

San Antonio, Tex., 1848‑49, — March to San Elizario, Tex., 1849, — San Elizario, Tex., 1849‑50, — Santa Fé, N. M., as Chief Commissary of the Department of New Mexico, Nov. 1, 1850, to Sep. 1, 1851, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1851‑52, being Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, Department  p189 of New Mexico, Oct. 9, 1851, to Aug. 1, 1852, — and as Quartermaster, 3d Infantry, May 1, 1852, to Oct. 20, 1855; at Ft. Fillmore, N. M., and

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Aug. 20, 1855)

on Quartermaster duty in New Mexico, 1855‑58, — Washington, D. C., 1859, — White Cloud, Kan., Establishing Depot, 1859, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., superintending repairs, 1859‑60, — taking Cavalry horses and Public Funds to New Mexico, 1860, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1860‑61, — and at Ft. Union, N. M., building Depot and Post, 1861‑62.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of New Mexico, headquarters Santa Fé, Sep. 1, 1862, to July 24, 1865, being engaged in the Action of

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Nov. 30, 1863)

Peralta, N. M., Apr. 15, 1862, — and as Chief of Staff to Brig.‑General

(Colonel, Staff — U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 2, 1864, to June 9, 1865)

Carleton, commanding Department, Dec., 1864, to July, 1865.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Bvt. Colonel, and Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: as Quartermaster at Washington, D. C., Sep. 7, 1865, to

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., July 29, 1866)

Apr. 6, 1869, being in charge of the 8th Division in the Quartermaster-General's Office, Apr. 9 to Aug., 1867; as Depot Quartermaster at Washington, D. C., and Chief Quartermaster of the Department of Washington to Apr. 6, 1869; as Chief Quartermaster of the District of Washington and Depot Quartermaster to Aug. 1, 1869; on leave of absence, Aug. 1 to Oct. 1, 1869; as Depot Quartermaster, Washington, D. C., and Assistant Quartermaster-General to Apr. 1, 1870; and as Chief Quartermaster of Division of the South, to Apr. 25, 1872.

Died, Apr. 25, 1872, at Louisville, Ky.: Aged 51.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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