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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Lorenzo Lorain

(Ap'd Pa.)


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

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., 1856‑57, — Ft. Umpqua, Or., 1857‑60, — Expedition to Upper Klamath District, Or., 1860, — and Ft. Umpqua, Or., 1860‑61.

First Lieut., 3d Artillery, Jan. 2, 1860.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑62: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Action of Blackburn's Ford, Va., July 18, 1861, where he was severely wounded; and on sick

(Bvt. Captain, July 18, 1861,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Blackburn's Ford, Va.)

leave of absence, disabled by wound, July 22, 1861, to Mar. 20, 1862.

Captain, 3d Artillery, Feb. 28, 1862.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1862‑67, as Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Mar. 20 to June 16, 1862, — and Principal Asst. Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, June 16, 1862, to Aug. 30, 1870; on leave of absence, Aug. 31 to Oct. 13,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Good Conduct and Gallant Services during the Rebellion)

1870; in garrison at Key West, Fla., Oct. 13 to Nov. 9, 1870, — Ft. Jefferson, Fla., Nov. 10, 1870, to Mar., 1871, — and Charleston, S. C., Mar. to Aug. 25, 1871; on leave of absence, Aug. 25, 1871, to Sep. 11, 1872; in garrison at Charleston, S. C., Sep. to Nov., 1872, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Apr. 26, 1875; as Member of Board, at Ft. Monroe, Va., to decide upon calibre of Flank Guns of Fortification, Sep. 29, 1873, to Jan. 16, 1874; and as Instructor of Engineering in the Artillery School for Practice at Ft. Monroe, Va., May 1, 1875, to May 21, 1881, being on detached duty at Blackville, S. C., Oct. 23 to Nov. 19, 1876, Washington Arsenal, D. C., to Feb. 5, 1877, and quelling Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July 21 to Aug., 1877; and on sick leave of absence,

(Major, 1st Artillery, Mar. 15, 1881)

June 2, 1881, to Mar. 6, 1882.

Civil History. — Professor of Physics and Mechanics in Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa., 1871‑72.

Died, Mar. 6, 1882, at Baltimore, Md.: Aged 52.

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