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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1850

Vol. II

(Born N. H.)

Oscar A. Mack

(Ap'd N. H.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1846, to July 1, 1850, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1850.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Preble, Me., 1850‑51, — Ft. Lafayette, N. Y., 1851, — Ft. Johnston, N. C., 1851, — Ft. Sumter, S. C., 1851‑52, — Ft.

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Jan. 9, 1851)

Ontario, N. Y., 1852‑53, — Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1853, — and Ft. Independence, Mas., 1853‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Feb. 14, 1856)

1856‑57; on sick leave of absence, 1857‑60; and on frontier duty at Ft. Randall, Dak., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Western Virginia Campaign, May to Nov., 1861, in command of headquarters

(Captain, 13th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Guard of the Commanding General, May to July, 1861, — and in command of Howitzer Battery, engaged in the Action of Carnifex Ferry, Sep. 10, 1861, and several Skirmishes on New River, Nov., 1861; in command of Artillery Camp of Instruction, near Louisville, Ky., Dec. 19, 1861, to Jan. 13, 1862; in Kentucky and Tennessee Campaign (Army of the Ohio), Feb. to Apr., 1862, in command of Light Artillery Battery; in the Mississippi Campaign, Apr.‑May, 1862, as Chief of Artillery of the Right Wing of the Army of the Tennessee, being engaged in the Advance upon and Siege of Corinth, Mis., Apr.‑May, 1862; in the movement of the Army of the Ohio, commanded by Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell, in North Alabama, and through Tennessee to Louisville, Ky., June to Sep., 1862; in the Kentucky and Tennessee Campaign, Oct. to Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862, — and Battle of Stone River, Ten., Dec. 31, 1862, where he was severely wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Jan. 1 to July 1, 1863; as Acting

(Major, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, Mar. 11, 1863, to July 1, 1866)

Asst. Provost Marshal General of the State of New Hampshire, July 1 to Nov. 17, 1863; and on Special duty in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Dec. 1, 1863, to Jan. 20, 1864.

Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant Services at the Battle of Carnifex Ferry, Va.

 p414  Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Distinguished Services at the Battle of Murfreesborough, Ten.

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

Served: as Secretary and Treasurer of the "Soldiers' Home," near Washington, D. C., Jan. 20, 1864, to Nov. 30, 1867; joining regiment

(Major, 9th Infantry, June 19, 1866)

and on leave of absence, to Nov., 1868; in command of Camp Gaston, Cal., and District of Humboldt, Dec. 19, 1868, to May 14, 1869;

(Unassigned, Mar. 15, 1869)

on duty in the War Department, June, 1869, to Sep. 6, 1876, being engaged

(Assigned to 1st Infantry, Dec. 15, 1870)

in various tours of inspection to National Cemeteries, etc., Oct. to Dec., 1870, Jan. to Mar., 1871, May, 1871, July to Sep., 1872, Jan.‑Feb., 1873,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 21st Infantry, Dec. 15, 1874)

July to Sep., 1873, Apr., 1874, Aug., 1874, Sep.‑Oct., 1874, Apr., 1875, and Jan., 1876; and on special duty to Santa Fé, N. M., Sep.‑Oct., 1876, returning from which he

Died, Oct. 22, 1876, at Brunswick, Mo.: Aged 49.

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