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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1845

Vol. II

(Born Me.)

Josiah H. Carlisle

(Ap'd Me.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1840, to July 1, 1845, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1845.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., 1845‑46, — Ft. Adams, R. I.,

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 18, 1846)

(Transferred to 2d Artillery, Oct. 19, 1846)

1846, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, being engaged in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847; on Recruiting

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Oct. 12, 1847)

service, 1847‑48; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1848, — and Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1848‑49; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1851‑52, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., 1852‑54; on frontier duty at Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1854‑57;

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Mar. 3, 1857)

in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1857, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1857‑59; on Harpers Ferry Expedition for suppressing John Brown's Raid, 1859; and in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1859‑61, — and Washington, D. C., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in Defense of Washington, D. C., Feb. 21 to July 16, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign (Army of the Potomac), July, 1861, being engaged in command of Battery, in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), in command of 5th Brigade of Artillery Reserve, Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in Batteries

(Bvt. Major, July 1, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia)

at the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 19 and Apr. 25 to May 4, 1862, — at Hill near Gaines's House, May 31 to June 5, 1862, — at Gaines's Mill and vicinity, June 9‑11, 1862, — at Garnet's Farm, June 27, 1862, — at Golding's Farm, June 28, 1862, — at Turkey Bend, June 30, 1862, — and at Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 3, 1862, to Apr. 14, 1863; on Recruiting service at New York city, Apr. 16 to Nov. 4, 1863; on leave of absence, Nov. 4, 1863, to Jan. 15, 1864; on

(Retired from Active Service, Nov. 4, 1863, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Services, and Disease Contracted in the Line of Duty)

Mustering and Disbursing duty, Jan. 15, 1864, to Nov. 29, 1865; and unemployed Nov. 29, 1865, to Dec. 16, 1866.

Died, Dec. 16, 1866, at Aberdeen, Md.: Aged 46.

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