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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

John H. Edson​12

(Ap'd at Large)


John Henry Edson: Born Jan. 18, 1830.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1848, to July 1, 1853, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Mounted Rifle­men, July 1, 1853.

 p546  Served: at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1853‑55;

(Second Lieut., Mounted Rifle­men, Aug. 16, 1854)

on frontier duty at Ft. Davis, Tex., 1855, — Scouting, 1855, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., 1855, — Scouting, 1855‑56, — March to New Mexico, 1856, — Ft. Union, N. M., 1856, — Bent's Fort, Col., 1856‑57, — Hatch's Ranch, N. M., 1857, — Ft. Fillmore, N. M., 1857, — and March to Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1857, being engaged against Coyotero Indians in a Skirmish on Gila River, near Saddle-back Peak, N. M., June 27, 1857; at the Cavalry School for Practice, Carlisle, Pa., 1858; on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., 1858‑59, — Ft. Defiance, N. M., 1859, — and Ft. Union, N. M., 1859‑60; and on leave of absence, 1860.

Resigned, Sep. 1, 1860.

Civil History. — Unknown.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding

(Major, 1st Mas. Cavalry Volunteers, Nov. 4, 1861, to Jan. 7, 1862)

States, 1861‑62, in assisting in organizing his Regiment, at Readville, Mas.

Lieut.‑Col., 10th Vermont Volunteers, Sep. 1, 1862.

Resigned, Oct. 16, 1862.

Civil History. — Clerk in the Provost Marshal General's Bureau, at Washington, D. C., Apr. 1, 1863, to Aug. 10, 1864. Superintendent of Zanesville, O., Oil and Mining Company, 1864‑66. Manufacturer of Chemicals, 1867‑69. Employed in New York Custom House, 1870‑79.

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

Civil History. — Residence, Elizabeth, N. J., 1890‑99.

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

Civil History. — Residence, Elizabeth, N. J., since 1900.

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

(John Henry Edson, Born Jan. 18, 1830.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., Mounted Rifle­men, Aug.16, 1854.

Resigned, Sept. 1, 1860.

Died, Feb. 11, 1914, at Elizabeth, N. J.: Aged 84.

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

The Author's Notes:

1 Son of Captain Alvin Edson, U. S. Marine Corps.º

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2 Great-Grandson of Lieut. Solomon Percute, 15th Conn. Regiment Revolutionary Army.º

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