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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Fla.)

James L. White

(Ap'd Fla.)


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 Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1853‑54;

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Dec. 24, 1853)

on frontier duty at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1854‑55, — Ft. Steilacoom, Wash., 1856, — Expedition against Puget Sound Indians, Wash., 1856, — San Francisco, Cal., 1856‑57, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1857, — Reconnoissance on

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Nov. 11, 1856)

Colorado River, 1857‑58, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1858, — and San Bernardino, Cal., 1858; on Spokane Expedition, Wash., 1858, being engaged in the Combat of the 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. Vancouver, Wash., 1858‑59, — and commanding  p545 escort to Superintendent of Wagon Road to Ft. Benton, Dak., 1859‑60; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Resigned, Mar. 3, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Surveyor and Civil Engineer, Orange Spring, Marion County, Fla., 1875 to 18–––.

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

Died Nov. 24, 1894, at Ocala, Fla.: Aged 64.

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

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he served in the 19th South Carolina Infantry, reaching the rank of Major.

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