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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

John T. Shaaff

(Ap'd D. C.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1851.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1851‑52; on frontier duty at Ft. Atkinson, Kan., 1852‑53, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1853‑54, — and

(Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 9, 1853)

Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1854‑55; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo.,

(Transferred, Mar. 3, 1855, to 2d Cavalry)

1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Mason, Tex., 1856, — commanding escort to

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, May 1, 1856)

Ft. Davis, Tex., 1856, — Camp Sabine, Tex., 1856, — Camp Colorado, Tex., 1856‑57, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1857‑58, — Ft. Inge, Tex., 1858, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1858, — Camp Radziminski, Tex., 1858‑59, — Quartermaster's Depot at Indianola, Tex., 1859‑60, — and Ft. Mason, Tex., 1860‑61; and on leave of absence, 1861.

Resigned, Feb. 22, 1861.

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

Civil History. — Engaged in Insurance Business, 18–––.

Died, July 2, 1877, at New York city: Aged 47.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. On March 27, 1861 he accepted a commission as Captain in the Confederate Army, serving briefly in the 1st Louisiana Heavy Artillery Regiment; according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he went on to serve in the Subsistence Department, on Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Villepigue's staff, District of Mississippi.

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