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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1854

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

David F. Hancock

(Ap'd Pa.)


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 Infantry, July 1, 1854.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1854‑57, — and Ft.

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Washita, I. T., 1857‑58; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1858;

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Apr. 20, 1858)

and on frontier duty on Utah Expedition, 1858‑60, — March to New Mexico, 1860, — Albuquerque, N. M., 1860‑61, — and Ft. McLane, N. M., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in Operations in New Mexico, May to July, 1861, — being engaged in the Action

(Captain, 7th Infantry, May 27, 1861)

of Mesilla, Ara., July 25, 1861, — and March from Ft. Fillmore to San Augustine Springs, July 26‑27, 1861, when he was surrendered to Texas Insurgents, and not exchanged till Aug. 27, 1862; in command of Regiment (Army of the Potomac), in the Rappahannock Campaign, Dec., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in command of Regiment (Army of the Potomac), in the Pennsylvania Campaign, June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg,

(Bvt. Major, July 2, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 1‑3, 1863, — and pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; at New York city, for the suppression of Draft Riots, Aug., 1863, in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., Sep., 1863, to Mar., 1864; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Carlisle, Pa., Mar. 3 to Oct. 10, 1864, being also in charge of the Drafted Men of the Middle District of Pennsylvania, with which he moved to the Defense of the State against General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Early's Rebel Raiders, July, 1864; and in garrison at Ft. Richmond, N. Y., Oct., 1864, to May, 1865, — Ft. Clinch, Fla., May to Oct., 1865

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

 p597  (commanding Battalion, May to July, 1865), — and Tallahassee, Fla., Oct., 1865, to Jan., 1866, Apr. to July, 1866.

Served: on Recruiting Service, July 28, 1866, to Dec., 1867; in garrison at Ft. Marion, Fla., Jan. to Apr., 1868, — Hornersville, Ga., Apr., 1868, — Mariana, Fla., Apr. to Aug., 1868, — and Jacksonville, Fla., to Apr., 1869; in arrest, Sep., 1868, to Jan. 19, 1869; on frontier duty at Camp Douglas, Utah, May 25, 1869, to May, 1870, — and Ft. Ellis, Mon., to Nov. 18, 1874, being in arrest and undergoing sentence, May 30, 1873, to Oct., 1874; in command of Mobile, Ala., Dec. 14, 1874, to Aug., 1875,

(Major, 2d Infantry, Oct. 24, 1874)

— Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Nov. 18, 1875, — Mobile, Ala., to Jan., 1876, — Mount Vernon Barracks, Ala., to Sep. 8, 1876, — and Atlanta, Ga., to July, 1877; on frontier duty at Lewiston, I. T., July, 1877, — Ft. Lapwai, I. T., to Oct. 7, 1877, — and Camp Howard, I. T., Oct. 16, 1877, to Apr. 10, 1879; and on leave of absence to Aug. 10, 1879, and absent sick to May 21, 1880.

Died, May 21, 1880, at Harrisburg, Pa.: Aged 47.

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