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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Thomas C. English

(Ap'd Pa.)


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., 5th Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Towson, I. T., 1849‑50, — San Antonio, Tex., 1850, — Corpus Christi, 1850‑51, — Ft. Washita, I. T., 1851, —

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 31, 1850)

Caddo Village, Tex., 1851, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1851‑53,​aFt. McIntosh, Tex., 1853‑54, — Scouting, 1854, — and Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1854; as Adjutant, 9th Infantry, Apr. 18, 1855, to May 31, 1856; in garrison

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., 1856, — Ft. Cascades, Wash., 1856, being engaged in its Defense, Mar. 27‑28, 1856, — and on Yakima Expedition, 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑58; and on frontier duty at Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1858‑59,

(Captain, 9th Infantry, Dec. 29, 1857)

— San Juan Island, Wash., 1859, — Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1859‑61, — Island of San Juan, Wash., 1861, — and San Francisco, Cal., 1861‑62.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: on frontier

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Wash. Ter. Volunteers, Apr. 19, 1862, to Apr. 18, 1865)

duty at Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., Nov., 1862, to Dec., 1863; as Acting Asst.

(Major, 5th Infantry, Aug. 27, 1863)

Provost Marshal General for Oregon and Washington Territory, Dec., 1863, to Feb., 1864; in command of 1st Wash. Ter. Volunteers at Ft. Walla

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Walla, Wash., Feb. to June, 1866; as Acting Asst. Provost Marshal General, Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting service, and Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer for the State of Oregon and Washington Territory, June 29, 1864, to June 30, 1866; and awaiting orders, June 30 to Dec. 1, 1866.

Served: as Member of Board for the Examination of Candidates for Promotion in the Army, Dec. 1, 1866, to Aug., 1867; in command at Ft. Harker, Kan., of regiment, and of District of Upper Arkansas, to May 21, 1868, — at Ft. Riley, Kan., of District of Kansas, to May 3, 1869; in

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 2d Infantry, Mar. 15, 1869)

garrison at Mobile, Ala., to Sep. 22, 1870, — Mt. Vernon, Ala., to Dec., 1870, — Mobile, Ala., to Sep., 1873 (leave of absence, Aug. 29 to Oct. 25, 1871), — and Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Aug. 13, 1874; as Member of Infantry Equipment Board, to Dec. 3, 1874; in garrison at Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Jan. 26, 1876; and on sick leave of absence, to June 10, 1876.

Died, June 10, 1876, at Philadelphia, Pa.: Aged 48.

Thayer's Note:

a In 1851, Lt. English established the Preston Supply Depot.

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