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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Oliver D. Greene

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Oliver Davis Greene: Born Jan. 25, 1833.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1849, to July 1, 1854, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1854.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Reading, Cal., 1854‑55, — and Ft.

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 25, 1854)

Washita, I. T., 1855‑56; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1856‑57, 1857; and frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. and quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857‑58; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., 1858; on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1858, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1858‑59, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859; and on Coast Survey, Nov. 26, 1859, to June 15, 1861.

First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Apr. 25, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., June 15 to Aug. 3, 1961, participating in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, and was engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; as Asst. Adjutant-General of the Department

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Aug. 3, 1861)

of the Cumberland, Sep. 24 to Nov. 15, 1861, — of the Department of the Ohio, Nov. 15, 1861, to July, 1862; on sick leave of absence, July‑Aug.,

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 17, 1862)

1862; as Adjutant-General of 6th Corps (Army of the Potomac), in the Maryland Campaign, Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Md., Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Falmouth, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; on tour of Inspection in the Department of the South, Dec. 7, 1862, to May 1, 1863; as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., May 1 to Aug. 26, 1863; as Adjutant-General of the Department of the Missouri, at St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 27, 1863, to Sep. 21, 1864; and awaiting orders and on

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Oct. 1, 1863, to June 13, 1864)

leave of absence, Sep. 21, 1864, to Sep. 3, 1866.

Served: as Adjutant-General of the Department of the Arkansas, Sep. 3, 1866, to Jan. 9, 1868, and Secretary for Civil Affairs in the Fourth  p591 Military District, Mar. 26, 1867, to Jan. 9, 1868, — of the Department of Dakota, Jan. 30, 1868, to Jan. 3, 1876, — of the Department of the Gulf, Jan. 10, 1876, to July 1, 1878, — of the Department of the South, July 1, 1878, to Mar. 25, 1879, — and of the Department of Columbia, June 4, 1879, to June 1, 1884; as Assistant to the Adjutant-General at Washington city, June 9, 1884, to Oct. 31, 1888; and as Adjutant-General of the Division of the Missouri, to –––––.

Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, Feb. 28, 1887.

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

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

for distinguished gallantry at the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, while serving as lieutenant-colonel, assistant adjutant-general, and chief of staff to the commanding general, 6th Army Corps.

— Continuously on duty as Adjutant-General Department of California, from Oct. 27, 1890 to Jan. 25, 1897.​a

Retired from Active Service, he being 64 Years of Age, Jan. 25, 1897.

— Residence, New York City.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, San Francisco, Cal.

Died March 4, 1904, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 71.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1905, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a The Army Register states in addition that on July 9, 1892 he was promoted to Colonel and Assistant Adjutant-General. (For which information I am indebted to Steven Maes.)

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