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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Ten.)

John Withers

(Ap'd Mis.)


Born Feb. 22, 1827.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1849‑50; in garrison at

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, Jan. 31, 1850)

Detroit Barracks, Mich., 1850‑51, — Ft. Brady, Mich., 1851‑52, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852; on frontier duty at Benicia, Cal., 1852, — Columbia Barracks, Wash., 1852‑53, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1853‑54; as Quartermaster, 4th Infantry, Sep. 30, 1853, to Sep. 10, 1856,

(First Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 31, 1854)

— constructing Umpqua Valley Road, Or., 1854, — and at Ft. Vancouver,

(Bvt. Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, June 27, 1856)

Or., 1854‑55; as Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of Texas,  p389 Feb. 10, 1857, to June 10, 1859, and from Dec. 21, 1859, to Sep. 15, 1860; and as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Oct. 3, 1860, to Mar. 1, 1861.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Cashier of the National Bank of San Antonio, Tex., since 187—.

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

Civil History. — Cashier of the National Bank of San Antonio, Tex., 1871‑92.

Died, Feb. 3, 1892, at San Antonio, Tex.: Aged 65.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.

Buried, San Fernando Cemetery #1, San Antonio, TX.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. The deficiency is made good in the AOG obituary referenced in the Register entry.

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