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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born Ten.)

Andrew J. Donelson, Jr.​1

(Ap'd Ten.)


Andrew Jackson Donelson, Jr.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1848.

Served: as Asst. Engineer in building Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1849‑50; at  p344 West Point, N. Y., attached to Company of Sappers, Miners, and Pontoniers, 1851‑56, and in command of it, 1856‑58; at the Military

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Oct. 15, 1852)

Academy, 1852‑53, 1855‑56, as Asst. Instructor of Practical Military Engineering, Sep. 13, 1852, to Sep. 9, 1856, but was detached in command of a detachment of Engineer Soldiers, Apr. 11, 1853, to Jan., 1855, upon the Survey and Exploration of Northern Pacific Railroad

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1855)

route; at the Military Academy, 1856‑58, as Instructor of Practical Military Engineering, Sep. 9, 1856, to Oct. 15, 1858, — and as Treasurer, Sep. 11, 1856, to Feb. 24, 1858; and on sick leave of absence, 1858‑59.

Died, Oct. 20, 1859, at Memphis, Ten.: Aged 33.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.A. J. Donelson, Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary from the United States to Prussia, 1846‑48.

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