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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

John W. Barriger

(Ap'd Ky.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1852, to July 1, 1856, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1856.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1856‑57, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1857, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1857‑59; and on frontier duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1859‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in garrison at Washington, D. C., Jan. to May, 1861; in command of Ft.

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 2, 1861, to Mar. 30, 1864)

Ellsworth, near Alexandria, Va., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Aug., 1861;

(Bvt. Captain, July 21, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Bull Run, Va.)

(Captain, Staff — Com. of Subsistence, Aug. 3, 1861)

as Chief of Commissariat for the State of Indiana, Aug. 20 to Nov. 30, 1861, — and for Western Virginia at Wheeling, Dec., 1861, to July, 1862; on Inspection of Subsistence Depots in the Middle Department, July to Sep., 1862; in forwarding supplies from Baltimore to Frederick, Md., for the Army of the Potomac, Sep. to Dec., 1862; as Chief of Commissariat of the District of West Virginia, Dec. 12, 1862, to Apr., 1863; as Inspecting Commissary, Department of the Ohio, Apr. to Nov., 1863; as

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 17, 1863, to Aug. 15, 1865)

Chief of Commissariat (Army of the Ohio), Nov. 17, 1863, to Aug. 15, 1865, at Knoxville, E. Ten., Nov., 1863, to Nov., 1864, — Louisville, Ky., Nov., 1864, to Feb., 1865, — Wilmington, N. C., Feb.‑Mar., 1865, — Newberne,

(Bvt. Major and Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

N. C., Mar.‑May, 1865, — and Raleigh, N. C., May to Aug., 1865; and as Chief of Commissariat of Department of North Carolina, Aug. 15 to Dec., 1865.

Served: as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Louisville, Ky., Dec. 25, 1865, to Feb., 1867; as Chief of Commissariat, Department of

(Bvt. Colonel and Bvt. Brig.‑General, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

the Platte, Feb. 20, 1867, to Nov. 8, 1873; as Assistant to the Commissary General of Subsistence, Washington, D. C., Nov. 12, 1873, to Nov. 20, 1879; as Chief Commissary, Department of the South, and Purchasing

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, Nov. 21, 1875)

and Depot Commissary at Cincinnati, O., Nov. 24, 1879, to Nov. 29, 1880; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Chicago, Ill., Nov. 30, 1880, to Nov. 16, 1887; as Chief Commissary, Department of the Platte, and Purchasing and Depot Commissary at Omaha, Neb., Dec. 1, 1887, to  p650 Sep. 20, 1889; as Purchasing and Depot Commissary at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 1, 1889, to –––––.

Civil History. — Author of "Legislative History of Subsistence Department of the United States Army, from June 16, 1775, to Aug. 15, 1876."

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

Military History. — Purchasing and Depot Commissary at St. Louis, Mo., to Jan. 23, 1893; also Chief Commissary Department of the Missouri, from May 12, 1890 to July 11, 1891; Chief Commissary Department of the East, at New York City, from Jan. 26, 1893 to May 8, 1896; and settling his accounts to June 1, 1896.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General, March 12, 1892)

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Commissary-General, Oct. 8, 1894)

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, being over 62 Years of Age,
June 1, 1896.

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

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

Died Dec. 31, 1906, at Asbury Park, N. J.: Aged 74.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1907, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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