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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born O.)

Joshua W. Sill

(Ap'd O.)


Joshua Woodrow Sill

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Ordnance, July 1, 1853.

 p522  Served: as Assistant at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1853‑54, — at the

(Second Lieut., Ordnance, May 11, 1854)

Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics Sep. 23, 1854, to Aug. 29, 1857; on Special duty at Allegheny

(First Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1856)

Arsenal, Pa., 1857‑58; in command of Vancouver Ordnance Depot, Wash., 1858‑59; as Assistant at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1859‑60, — and at Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., 1860; in command of Leavenworth Ordnance Depot, 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Jan. 25, 1861.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics and Civil Engineering in the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, 1861.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62; as Asst. Adjutant-General of the State of Ohio, Apr. to July, 1861; in the Western Virginia Campaign, July to Aug., 1861,

(Colonel, 33d Ohio Volunteers, Aug. 27, 1861)

being engaged in the Combat of Rich Mountain, July 11, 1861; in Operations in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama, Sep., 1861, to Sep., 1862 (in command of Brigade, Nov. 30, 1861, to Sep., 1862), being engaged in the Movement on Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Ten., Feb., 1862, — March to Huntsville, Ala., Feb. to Apr., 1862, — taking possession of the railroad from Decatur to Stevenson, by which Northern Alabama was occupied, — and Action at Battle Creek, Ten., July, 1862; in command

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, July 16, 1862)

of Division (Army of the Ohio), in the Advance into Kentucky, Oct., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862, — and Pursuit of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Bragg's Rebel forces, and Movement to Nashville, Ten., Oct., 1862; in the Tennessee Campaign (Army of the Cumberland), Oct. to Dec., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Stone River, where, while gallantly endeavoring to rally his brigade, he was

Killed, Dec. 31, 1862: Aged 31.

Buried, Grandview Cemetery, Chillicothe, OH.

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