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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

John D. O'Connell

(Ap'd Pa.)


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

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1852; on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1852‑54; on Recruiting service, 1854‑55; in garrison at

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 31, 1853)

Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855, — Ft. Pierre, Dak., 1855, — Cantonment Miller, Min., 1855‑56, — Quartermaster, 2d Infantry, May 1, 1856, to Oct. 1, 1858, — Ft. Randall,

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Jan. 15, 1857)

Dak., 1856‑58, — Ft. Abercrombie, Dak., 1858, — Ft. Randall, Dak., 1859, — convoying trains to Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1859, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., 1859; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1860; and on Recruiting service, 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: On mustering

(Captain, 14th Infantry, Mar. 14, 1861)

duty at Cincinnati, O., Aug.‑Sep., 1861; in guarding Philadelphia and Baltimore Railroad at Perryville, Md., Oct., 1861, to Mar. 7, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern

(Bvt. Major, June 27, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gaines's Mill, Va.)

Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, to Jan., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; on Recruiting service at Chicago, Ill.,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Dec. 13, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.)

Jan. to Apr., 1863; as Superintendent of Regimental Recruiting Service at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., May 1, 1863, to Dec. 31, 1864; as Member of Board for Inspection of Breech-loading Arms at Springfield, Mas., Jan. 1‑31, 1865; in command of 1st and 2d Battalion, 14th Infantry, at Hart Island, N. Y., Feb. 1 to Mar. 9, 1865; as Member of Board

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

for Inspection of Breech-loading Arms at Springfield, Mas., Mar. 18‑31, 1865; and in command of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, with Army of the Potomac, Apr. 1‑30, 1865, — at Richmond, Va., May 1 to July 15, 1865, — and at Hart Island, N. Y., Aug. 1 to Oct. 31, 1865.

Served: in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco Harbor, Cal.,  p498 Nov.‑Dec., 1865; on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., Jan. 1, 1866, to

(Major, 17th Infantry, Aug. 11, 1866)

Aug. 17, 1866; on Recruiting service, Aug. 17, 1866, to Apr. 30, 1867; and on frontier duty at Houston, Tex., May 29 to Sep. 16, 1867.

Died Sep. 16, 1867, at Houston, Tex.: Aged 37.

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