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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born N. J.)

Beekman Du Barry

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1849.

Served: in Florida against the Seminole Indians, 1849‑50; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics,

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Feb. 13, 1850)

Sep. 24, 1850, to Apr. 29, 1853; on Reconnoissance of Northern Route for Pacific Railroad, Apr. 29 to July 25, 1853; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of French, Aug. 29, 1853, to May 3, 1854; on frontier

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 24, 1853, to May 14, 1861)

duty at San Diego, Cal., 1854, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1854‑56,Ft. Snelling, Min., 1856‑57, — Expedition to the Yellow Medicine River, Min., 1857, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1857‑58, — Quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857‑58, — and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1858‑59; and at the Military Academy as Principal Asst. Professor of French, Aug. 31, 1859, to May 11, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States 1861‑66: as Purchasing

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, May 11, 1861)

and Depot Commissary of Subsistence at Harrisburg, Pa., May 17 to Dec. 16, 1861; as Chief of Commissariat for forces in the field in West Kentucky, West Tennessee, and Northern Mississippi, Jan. to Oct., 1862; and as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Cincinnati, O., 1862, to Dec., 1864.

Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863.

 p376  Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865, for Meritorious Service during the Rebellion.

Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion.

Served: as Assistant in the Bureau of the Commissary-General, Washington, D. C., Dec. 20, 1864, to Nov. 4, 1873; as Chief of Commissariat of Department of Dakota, Nov. 16, 1873, to Aug. 23, 1876; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Boston, Mas., Sep. 28, 1876, to May 1, 1877, — and at New York city, May 1, 1877, to Aug. 27, 1879; as Treasurer, Quartermaster, and Commissary of Subsistence for the Cadet Battalion, at the U. S. Military Academy, to Oct. 1, 1881; on leave of absence to Mar. 30, 1882; and as Assistant to the Commissary-General of Subsistence, at Washington, D. C., Mar. 30, 1882, to June, 1890.

Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General of Subsistence, May 20, 1882.

Colonel, Staff — Asst. Com.-Gen. of Subsistence, Sep. 3, 1889.

Brig.‑General, Staff — Commissary-General of Subsistence, July 10, 1890.

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

Military History. —

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Commissary-General of Subsistence, July 10, 1890)

Served: in charge of Subsistence Department, Washington, D. C., to Dec. 4, 1892.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Dec. 4, 1892.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Washington, D. C.

Died Jan. 12, 1901, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 72.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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