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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Francis J. Shunk

(Ap'd at Large)


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.

Served: as Assistant at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., 1853‑54, — at St.

(Second Lieut., Ordnance, June 8, 1854)

Louis Arsenal, Mo., 1854, — and at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1854‑55; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Sep. 10, 1855, to Jan. 15, 1857; as Assistant at

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

Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1857‑58; as Chief of Ordnance on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60; on leave of absence, 1860‑61; and as Assistant at Washington Arsenal, D. C., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66; as Chief of Ordnance on the Port Royal Expedition, Oct. 13, 1861, to Apr. 3, 1862 — of Department of the South, Apr. 3 to May 31, 1862, — of the Army of Virginia, July 17 to Sep. 10, 1862, — and of the Army of the Potomac, Sep. 10 to Nov. 14, 1862, during the Maryland Campaign; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., Dec. 6, 1862, to Feb. 25, 1863; as Chief of Ordnance, Department of the Gulf, Mar., 1863, to

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Feb., 1865; at Richmond, Va., in collecting and shipping Rebel Ordnance,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department)

Apr. 3 to July 3, 1865; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer, at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., July 3, 1865, to Oct. 31, 1865; and on leave of absence, Oct. 31 to Dec. 3, 1865.

Served: as Asst. Ordnance Officer, at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Jan. 1, 1866, to Apr. 19, 1867; as Chief of Ordnance, First Military

(Major, Ordnance, Mar. 7, 1867)

District (Virginia), Apr. 26, 1867, to Dec. 15, 1867.

Died, Dec. 15, 1867, at Richmond, Va.: Aged 35.

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