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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

John W. Todd

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1852, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1852.

Served: as Assistant at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., 1852‑53; in command

(Second Lieut., Ordnance, Sep. 20, 1853)

of Baton Rouge Arsenal, La., 1853‑55; as Assistant at St. Louis Arsenal,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1855)

Mo., 1855‑56; in command of Baton Rouge Arsenal, La., 1856‑57; as Assistant at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1857‑58; in command of Kennebec Arsenal, Me., 1858; as Assistant at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1858‑59; on leave of absence in Europe, 1859, and on professional duty, 1859‑60; in command of Baton Rouge Arsenal, La., 1860, to Jan. 10, 1861, when it was seized by the Rebels; and as Assistant at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Assistant Ordnance Officer at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., Jan. 19 to Apr. 14, 1861; as Chief of Ordnance of the Department of Florida, July 12, 1861, to Sep. 1, 1862, — and of the Department of the South, having charge also of the Hilton Head Ordnance Depot, S. C., Sep. 1, 1862, to July 31,

(Captain, Ordnance, Sep. 14, 1862)

1863; in command of Columbus Arsenal, O., Aug. 14 to Dec. 4, 1863; on Special duty in the Department of the Gulf, June 25, 1864, to Feb. 8, 1865; and as Senior Ordnance Officer, Department of the Gulf, Feb. 8 to July, 1865, — and of the Military Division of West Mississippi, July to Sep. 14, 1865.

Served: in command of San Antonio Arsenal, Tex., Nov. 16, 1865, to Dec., 1866; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., Apr.‑May, 1867; as Chief of Ordnance of Fifth Military District (Louisiana

(Major, Ordnance, Mar. 7, 1867)

and Texas), May 2 to Aug., 1867, — and of the Department of Louisiana, Aug., 1867, to May 5, 1871; in command of Baton Rouge Arsenal, La., Aug., 1867, to May 5, 1871 (leave of absence, May 5 to  p476 Oct. 5, 1871), — of Dearbornville Arsenal, Mich., Oct. 19, 1871, to Apr. 19, 1875, — of Indianapolis Arsenal, Ind., Nov. 1, 1875, to May 2, 1876 (leave of absence, May 2 to July 1, 1876), — and of St. Louis Powder Depot, Mo., July 1, 1876 to Jan. 8, 1877, and Apr. 11, 1877, to May 10, 1878 (sick leave of absence, Aug. 18 to Sep. 18, 1876, and awaiting orders, Jan. 8 to Apr. 11, 1877).

Died, May 10, 1878, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 48.

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