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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Thomas Wilson

(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 Infantry, July 1, 1853.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1853, — Ft. Snelling, Min., 1853‑54, — and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1854; in garrison at Jefferson

(Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, Oct. 26, 1854)

Barracks, Mo., 1854; on frontier duty at Ringgold Barracks, Tex., 1854‑56; in Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1856‑57; and on Coast Survey, May 25, 1857, to Apr. 15, 1861.

First Lieut., 5th Infantry, Apr. 1, 1857, to Sep. 25, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: with Headquarters Guard to the General-in‑Chief, at Washington, D. C., Apr. to July, 1861; as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General, Defenses of Washington, D. C., July 15 to Oct. 25, 1861; as Commissary of Subsistence

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Oct. 25, 1861)

at Annapolis, Md., in providing supplies for General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina, Oct. 26, 1861, to May, 1862, — in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, May to Aug., 1862, — in the Maryland Campaign, Sep. to Nov., 1862, being present at the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — on the Rappahannock, Nov., 1862, to June, 1863, — and in the Defenses of Washington, June to Dec., 1863; and as Chief of Commissariat of the Army of the Potomac in the Richmond Campaign, Dec. 26,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers,
Dec. 26, 1863, to Aug. 1, 1865)

1863, to June 9, 1865, being present on the Staff of the Commanding

 p547  (Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 1, 1864,
for Faithful and Meritorious Service in the Field)

General of that Army during all its movements and engagements, till

(Bvt. Major, Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., and Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Army,
and Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

the Capitulation at Appomattox C. H., Apr. 9, 1865.

Served: as Depot Commissary of Subsistence, at Baltimore, Md., Aug., 1865, to July 31, 1872 (leave of absence, Aug. 10 to Oct. 22, 1872); as Chief of Commissariat, Department of California, Dec. 12, 1872, to Mar. 23, 1876 (leave of absence, Oct. 22, 1875, to Jan. 22, 1876), — and of Department of Arizona, Apr. 8, 1876, to Feb. 21, 1877; in the Office of the Commissary-General at Washington, D. C., Mar. 12 to Apr. 23, 1877; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Boston, Mas., Apr. 25, 1877, to Apr. 23, 1878, — and at Washington, D. C., Apr. 25, 1878, to June 30, 1879; as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Platte, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Omaha, Neb., to Oct. 1, 1883, — of the Department of Texas, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 8, 1883, to Oct. 7, 1884, — and of the Department of the Missouri, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 22, 1884, to Nov. 7, 1887; and as Purchasing and Depot Commissary of Subsistence at Chicago, Ill., Nov. 8, 1887, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Chicago, Ill., Nov. 8, 1887 to Feb. 15, 1892.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General, Aug. 1, 1892)

— Purchasing and Depot Commissary at New York City, Feb. 16, 1892

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General, June 1, 1896)

to June 10, 1896, being also Chief Commissary, Department of the East, May 8 to 28, 1896.

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, June 10, 1896.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, New York city.

Died May 30, 1901, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 69.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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