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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born Ga.)

John C. Booth

(Ap'd Ala.)


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., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1848.

Served: in garrison at Savannah, Ga., 1848‑49, — and Augusta Arsenal,

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 31, 1849)

Ga., 1849; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1850‑51, — and Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1851‑52; and on frontier duty, at Ft. Brady, Mich., 1852‑53,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Nov. 25, 1853)

— Ft. Brown, Tex., 1854‑55, — and on March to San Antonio, Tex., 1855.

Resigned, May 1, 1856.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, Des Moines, Io., 1856‑59. Clerk in the Pay Department of the Illinois Central Railroad, 1859‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Died, Sep. 6, 1862, at Fayetteville, N. C.: Aged 35.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: the Southern Historical Society Papers give his Confederate rank as Captain, commissioned in February, 1861; he commanded the arsenal at Baton Rouge.

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