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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Louis H. Pelouze

(Ap'd Pa.)


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 Artillery, July 1, 1853.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1853‑54; on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Nov. 11, 1853)

at Ft. Brown, Tex., 1854‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, in quelling Kansas

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 1, 1856)

Disturbances, 1857‑58, — Adjutant, 4th Artillery, Dec. 14, 1857, to Apr. 24, 1861, and Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the 2d Column of Utah Forces, May to July, 1858, and of the District and Department of the Platte, July 18, 1858, to June 10, 1859, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., 1858‑59, — and Ft. Randall, Dak., 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Acting

(Captain, 15th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Asst. Adjutant-General on the Staff of Major-General Dix, July to Sep., 1861, — and of the Port Royal Expeditionary Corps, Sep., 1861, to Mar., 1862; as Acting Inspector-General of the Department of the South, Apr., 1862, being engaged in the Capture of Ft. Pulaski, Ga., Apr. 11, 1862; as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of General Shields' Division, May‑June, 1862, and of 2d Corps, Army of Virginia, July‑

(Major, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, July 3, 1862)

Aug., 1862, in the Shenandoah Campaign, being engaged in a Skirmish near Port Republic, June 9, 1862, — and Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, where he was severely wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, Aug. to Oct., 1862; on Special duty in the Defenses

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant‑Gen., U. S. Volunteers,
Aug. 20, 1862, to Aug. 1, 1865)

of Washington, D. C., Oct., 1862, to Jan., 1863; as Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department of Virginia, Feb. 20 to July, 1863, — and of the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, July‑Aug., 1863; and on Special duty in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C.,

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, Mar. 24, 1864)

Aug., 1863, to May, 1864, — and in the War Department, Aug. 12, 1866.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Sep. 24, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va.

Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Diligent, Faithful, and Meritorious Services
in the Adjutant-General's Department during the Rebellion.

Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for most Valuable and Meritorious Services, both in the Field
and in the Adjutant-General's Department, during the Rebellion.

Served: on Special duty in the War Department, Aug. 12, 1866, to  p534 Jan., 1869 (in charge of records of Colored Volunteer Troops, Nov. 3, 1867, to June 14, 1868); as Adjutant-General of the Department of the Lakes, June 5, 1869, to Dec., 1873; and as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Dec. 3, 1873, to June 1, 1878.

Died, June 1, 1878, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 47.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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