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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1846

Vol. II

(Born Ten.)

Parmenas T. Turnley​1

(Ap'd Ten.)


Parmenas Taylor Turnley: Born Sep. 6, 1821.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1842, to July 1, 1846, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1846.

Served: in the War with Mexico, 1846‑47, at and about Monterey,

(Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, Oct. 31, 1846)

1846, — Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9‑29, 1847, remaining in garrison there till Nov., 1847; on Recruiting service, 1847; in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, at the City of Mexico and Cuernavaca; in garrison at East Pascagoula, Mis., 1848; on frontier duty at Austin, Tex., 1848‑49, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1849‑50, — Quartermaster and Commissary of Train to

(First Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 10, 1850, to Feb. 11, 1856)

Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1850, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1850‑51, — commanding Escort to Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1851, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1851‑52, — Ft. Terrett, Tex., 1852, — and as Quartermaster, 1st Infantry, Mar. 1 to July 1, 1852, being engaged in Opening Road and Transporting Supplies to New Mexico; on Recruiting service, 1852‑54; in Quartermaster-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Sep. 27, 1854, to Mar. 2, 1855; on

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Mar. 2, 1855)

Quartermaster duty at Cincinnati, O., 1855, — Sioux Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855‑57, — Oregon, 1857, — Ft. Brown, Tex., 1857‑58, — and as Chief Quartermaster of the forces Operating in Utah Territory, 1858‑60; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65; in Superintending the repairs of Railroad between Harrisburg, Pa., and Baltimore, Md., Apr. to May, 1861; as Chief Quartermaster, at Perryville Depot, Md., May, 1861, — Annapolis Depot, Md., May to July, 1861, — St. Louis Depot, Mo., July to Dec., 1861, — Cairo Depot, Ill., Jan. to July, 1862, — and Memphis, Ten., July to Sep., 1862; on sick leave of absence, "with permission to go beyond the seas," Sep. 25, 1862, to

Retired from Active Service, Sep. 17, 1863, for Disability resulting from Long and Faithful Services and Disease Contracted in the Line of Duty)

 p288  Feb. 21, 1865; and as Chief Quartermaster of the District of the Plains, headquarters Denver City, Col., Mar. 22 to Dec. 31, 1865.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1865.

Civil History. — Engaged in Mining Operations in Colorado and Montana Territories, — in Farming in East Tennessee, and Banking business at Chicago, Ill., 1865‑74, — Mayor of the City of Highland Park, Ill., since 1888.

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

Civil History. — Mayor of Highland Park, Ill., 1888‑92. Residence, Highland Park, Ill.

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

Civil History. — Residence, Highland Park, Ill.

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

(Parmenas Taylor Turnley, Born Sept. 6, 1821.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 1st Infantry, June 10, 1850.

Captain, Assistant Quartermaster, March 2, 1855.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 17, 1863
for Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1865.

Civil History. — Served successively as Alderman and as Mayor of Highland Park, Ill., from 1888 to 1892; then engaged in literary work and lecturing and public speaking. Author of several books and many pamphlets, etc., especially The Turnleys, issued in 1905, 200 pages; Turnley's Narrative from Diary, issued in 1892, 400 pages, and pamphlets on current subjects of the day. Member of Loyal Legion, Sons of American Revolution; member of the Aztec Club and of the Military Order of Foreign Wars, and of the Institute of Civics, etc.

Died April 22, 1911, at Highland Park, Ill.: Aged 89.

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

The Author's Note:º

1 Grandson of Colonel Parmenas Taylor of Revolution Service.

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