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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Thomas D. Johns

(Ap'd Pa.)


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., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1848.

Served: on frontier duty at Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1848‑49, — Ft.

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 8, 1849)

McIntosh, Tex., 1849, — and at San Diego, Cal., 1850‑51.

Resigned, Dec. 3, 1851.

Civil History. — Merchant, San Francisco, Cal., 1852‑60. Captain, California Militia, 1852‑60. Superintendent of Silver Mines in Nevada, Cal., 1860‑62.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑64: in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac),

(Colonel, 7th Massachusetts Volunteers, Feb. 22, 1863)

Apr.‑May, 1863, being engaged in the Storming of Marye Heights, May 3, 1863, where he was severely (twice) wounded; in the movements to cover Washington, D. C., Oct., 1863; in Operations in Central Virginia (Army of the Potomac), Nov., 1863, to Apr., 1864, being engaged in the Combat of Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863, — Demonstrations at Mine Run, Nov. 28‑29, 1863, — and movement of 6th Army Corps to Madison C. H., Va., Mar., 1864; and in the Richmond Campaign, May‑June, 1864, being engaged in a Skirmish on the Rapidan, May 4, 1864, — Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 864, — Battles about Spottsylvania, May 9‑20, 1864, — Skirmishes at Little River and Hanover C. H., May, 1864, — Battles of Cold Harbor, June 1‑10, 1864, — and March to James river, June 13‑16, 1864.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, June 27, 1864.

Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.,
and for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Civil History. — Inspector of Public Schools, New York city, 1873. Civil and Mining Engineer, 1864‑83.

Died, July 31, 1883, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y.: Aged 59.

Buried, Erie Cemetery, Erie, PA.

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