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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1853

Vol. II

(Born Ten.)

James B. McIntyre

(Ap'd Tex.)


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. Brown, Tex., 1853‑54, — Ft. Belknap, Tex., 1854‑55, — Sioux Expedition, 1855, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan.,

(Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1855‑56, — March to Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1856, Scouting, 1856, against Cheyenne Indians, being engaged in a Skirmish near Ft. Kearny, Neb.,  p570 Aug. 26, 1856, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1856‑57, — Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, being engaged in the Action on Solomon's Fork of the Kansas,

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1857)

July 29, 1857, and against Kiowa and Comanche Indians in a Skirmish near Grand Saline, Kan., Aug. 6, 1857, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1857‑58, — Quartermaster, 1st Cavalry, Apr. 15, 1858, to Apr. 30, 1860, — Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1859, — March to the Arkansas, 1859, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1859‑60, — Kiowa and Comanche Expedition, 1860, — and Ft. Wise, Col., 1860; and on leave of absence, 1860‑61.

Captain, 1st Cavalry, May 3, 1861: 4th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Sep. 22, 1861, to Mar., 1862; in command of a Squadron of the Escort of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McClellan in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, — and in the Maryland Campaign, Sep. to Nov., 1862; on detached service at Washington, D. C., Dec., 1862, to Mar., 1863; in Operations in Tennessee and Alabama, commanding Company, Mar. to June, 1863, and Regiment, June to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Cavalry Action at Franklin, Ten., May 10, 1863, — Action near Chickamauga, Ga.,

(Bvt. Major, May 10, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Cavalry Action at Franklin, Ten.)

Sep. 25, 1863, — and numerous Skirmishes, Mar. to Dec., 1863; on leave

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Sep. 25, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Action near Chickamauga, Ga.)

of absence, Dec. 24, 1863, to Feb., 1864; in command of Regiment, Mar. to Nov. 17, 1864, en route from Nashville, Ten., to join the Army of the Cumberland, in the Invasion of Georgia, and return to Nashville, Ten., being engaged in the Cavalry Operations of the Campaign; on leave of absence, Nov. 17, 1864, to Jan., 1865; in command of Regiment at Gravelly Spring, Ala., Jan. to Mar., 1865; and on Recruiting service at Baltimore, Md., Mar. 1, 1865, to Jan. 5, 1866.

Served: in command of Ft. Brown, Tex., May, 1866, to Jan., 1867, —

(Major, 3d Cavalry, July 28, 1866)

and Ft. Larned, Jan. to May, 1867.

Died, May 10, 1867, at Ft. Larned, Kan.: Aged 34.

Buried, Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, Fort Leavenworth, KS.

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