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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1847

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

John C. Symmes

(Ap'd O.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1843, to July 1, 1847, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1847.

Served: at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Aug. 30, 1847, to Sep. 8, 1849; as Asst. Ordnance

(Transferred to Ordnance, Apr. 24, 1849)

Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1850‑53; in charge of the Armament

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1853)

of the fortifications on the Rio Grande, Tex., 1853‑54; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1854‑55; at the Military

(Captain, 10th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855: Declined)

Academy, as Principal Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Sep. 28, 1855, to Aug. 16, 1856; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., 1856‑58, 1858‑59; in command of Leavenworth Ordnance Depot, Kan., 1859‑60; on leave of absence in Europe,

(Captain, Ordnance, July 1, 1861, for Fourteen Years' Continuous Service)

1860‑61; and unemployed since Nov. 1, 1861.

Retired from Active Service, Nov. 1, 1861,
for Disability resulting from Disease and Exposure in the Line of Duty.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died March 16, 1895, at Berlin, Germany: Aged 70.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.

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