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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1852

Vol. II

(Born Ind.)

John P. Hawkins

(Ap'd Ind.)


John Parker Hawkins: Born Sep. 29, 1830.

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. Kearny, Neb., 1852‑54; Ft. Ridgely,

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, June 23, 1854)

Min., 1854‑56, — Ft. Randall, Dak., 1856‑57, — Ft. Snelling, and Ft.

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Oct. 12, 1857, to Aug. 10, 1861)

Ridgely, Min., 1857; on Recruiting service, 1858; on frontier duty at Ft. Abercrombie, Dak., 1858, — Quartermaster, 2d Infantry, Oct. 1, 1858, to Aug. 3, 1861, — and Ft. Ripley, Min., 1859‑60; in garrison, at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1860; and on frontier duty at Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Brigade Quartermaster in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., June 19 to Aug. 3, 1861; as Asst. Commissary at St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 29 to

(Captain, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Aug. 3, 1861)

Oct. 17, 1861; as Chief Commissary of the District of Southwest Missouri, Oct. 17 to Dec. 16, 1861; as Inspecting Commissary of the Department of Missouri, Dec. 16, 1861, to Mar. 7, 1862, — and of the District of

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 1, 1862, to Apr. 13, 1863)

West Tennessee, Mar. 7 to Oct. 29, 1862; as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the 13th Army Corps, Nov. 1 to Dec. 23, 1862, and of the Army of the Tennessee, Dec. 23, 1862, to Apr. 13, 1863; on sick leave of

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 13, 1863)

absence, May 15 to Aug. 15, 1863; in command of a Brigade of Colored Troops, and of the District of Northeastern Louisiana, Aug. 17, 1863, to Feb. 7, 1864, — and of Division, Feb. 9, 1864, to Aug., 1865; in garrison at Vicksburg, Mis., Mar., 1864, to Feb., 1865; in the Campaign of Mobile,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Mobile, Ala.)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Bvt. Colonel, Bvt. Brig.‑General, and Bvt. Major-General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

from the Pensacola Base, Mar. 20 to Apr. 12, 1865, being engaged in the Siege of Blakely, Apr. 2, when Invested, to Apr. 9, 1865, when Stormed, — and Capture of Mobile, Ala., Apr. 12, 1865; in command of the Western

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, June 30, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

District of Louisiana, July 20 to Nov. 3, 1865; and as Chief of Commissariat of the Department of Texas, Jan. 13 to Sep. 30, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Feb. 1, 1866.

Served: as Assistant to the Commissary-General of Subsistence, Washington, D. C., Oct. 15, 1866, to Jan., 1869; as Purchasing Commissary at Cincinnati, O., Jan. 26 to July, 1869; as Chief of Commissariat, Department of the Lakes, July 14, 1869, to Nov. 13, 1873, — and of the Department of the Platte, Nov. 27, 1873, to July 25, 1879; as Purchasing

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, June 23, 1874)

 p514  and Depot Commissary of Subsistence, at New York city, to Sep. 22, 1883; as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Department of the Platte, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary, at Omaha, Neb., to Dec. 1, 1887; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary, at Boston, Mas., Jan. 2 to Nov. 20, 1888; and as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Division of the Pacific and Department of California, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Chief Commissary of Subsistence, Department of California and Division of the Pacific, to July 14, 1891, and of the Department of California alone (the Division of the Pacific discontinued), to Aug. 3, 1892.

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General of Subsistence, March 12, 1892)

— Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Department of the East from Aug. 17, 1892 to Dec. 27, 1892.

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Commissary-General of Subsistence, Dec. 22, 1892)

— In charge of the Commissary Bureau at Washington, D. C., from Dec. 29, 1892 to Sept. 29, 1894.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Sept. 29, 1894.

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — A descendant of William Hawkins, one time Mayor of Plymouth, England, and Captain of the Griffin in the fight with the Spanish Armada. — Great-great-grandson of Philemon Hawkins, a Captain in the Virginia forces in the French and Indian War. — Great-grandson of John Threlkeld, a private in the 3rd Virginia, War of the Revolution. — Grandson of Edward Waller, Major of Virginia Militia, War of the Revolution. — Son of John Hawkins, private in a Kentucky regiment, War of 1812 — Retired officer. — Residence, Indianapolis, Ind.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Parker Hawkins, Born Sept. 29, 1830.)

Military History. —

Brig.‑General, Commissary-General of Subsistence, Dec. 22, 1892.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 29, 1894, By Operation of Law.

Died, Feb. 7, 1914, at Indianapolis, Ind.: Aged 83.

Buried, Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, IN.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914.

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