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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Hugh Bradyº Fleming

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born 1827, Rockdale Township (Crawford Co.), PA.

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., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1852.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1853‑55, being engaged

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

in a Skirmish near the post, June 17, 1853, — and in its Defense against Sioux Indians, Aug. 28, 1854, where he was wounded;​a in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1855; on frontier duty at Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1856,

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

— Scouting against Puget Sound Indians, 1856, — Ft. Bellingham, Wash.,

(First Lieut., 9th Infantry, June 7, 1856)

1856‑57, — Ft. Dalles, Or., 1857, — and Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1857‑58; on Spokane Expedition, Wash., 1858, being engaged in the Combat of To‑hots-nim‑me, May 17, 1858, — Combat of Four Lakes, Sep. 1, 1858, — Combat on Spokane Plains, Sep. 5, 1858, — and Skirmish on Spokane River, Sep. 8, 1858; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1858‑60; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash.,

(Captain, 16th Infantry, May 14, 1861: Declined)

(Captain, 9th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Wash., 1861; and in garrison at San Francisco, Cal., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., in organizing Infantry Battalion, Sep.‑Oct., 1861; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Buffalo, N. Y., Nov. 15, 1861, to Apr. 1, 1862; in Mustering in California Volunteers, at Ft. Humboldt, Cal., Apr. 6 to Oct. 15, 1863; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer for California and Nevada, Jan. 6, 1864, to Mar. 22, 1865; and as Acting Assistant Provost Marshal General, and Superintendent of Volunteer Recruiting service for California and Nevada, Mar. 23 to Nov. 15, 1865.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Ruby, Nev., Dec., 1865, to Dec., 1866;

(Major, 19th Infantry, July 28, 1866)

(Transferred to 37th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

on leave of absence, to Aug., 1867; in command of Ft. Garland, Col.,

 p499  (Transferred to 5th Infantry, Mar. 15, 1867)

Oct. 28, 1867, to May, 1869; on leave of absence, May to Nov., 1869;

(Unassigned, June 9, 1869)

and awaiting orders, to Dec. 15, 1870.

Retired from Active Service, Dec. 15, 1870,
for Disability contracted in the Line of Duty.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died April 9, 1895, at Erie, Pa.: Aged 67.

Buried, Erie Cemetery, Erie, PA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a See Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John L. Grattan (and my note there).

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