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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born N. J.)

John Brognardº Shinn

(Ap'd O.)


Born Mar. 6, 1833.

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

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1856.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., 1856‑57, — Ft. Leavenworth,

(Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, Sep. 1, 1856)

quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1857‑58, — Ft. Scott, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858, — Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1858‑59, — March to Sioux Agency, 1859, — Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1859, — and Ft. Vancouver,

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 30, 1860)

Wash., 1859‑61; and in garrison at Sacred Harbor, Cal., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Mustering Officer for California, Aug. 29 to Nov. 5, 1861; in garrison at San Francisco Harbor, Cal., Nov., 1861, to Feb., 1862; on frontier duty in Movement to Arizona, Feb. to May, 1862, — March to New Mexico and Texas, and thence to Albuquerque, N. M., May to Nov., 1862, — and at Albuquerque, N. M., Nov., 1862, to Oct., 1865; and in making Survey of

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Jan. 20, 1864)

 p653  (Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Arduous and Meritorious Services in Successfully Bringing his Battery across the Yuma and Gila Deserts, and for Faithful Services in New Mexico)

the Indian Reservation at the Bosque Redondo, on the Pecos River, Oct. 8, 1865, to Oct. 21, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Independence, Mas., Oct. 9, 1866, to Nov. 30, 1867, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., to Aug., 1869; on leave of absence, Aug. to Oct., 1869; in garrison at Key West, Fla., May 10 to Sep. 29, 1870; and in arrest before a Special Board, to Dec. 27, 1870.

Honorably Discharged, at his own Request, Dec. 27, 1870.

Civil History. — Draughtsman and Civil Engineer, since 1870. Residence, Newberne, N. C.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — In general Land Office, Washington, D. C.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born March 6, 1833.)

Military History. —

Captain, 3d Artillery, Jan. 20, 1864.

Brevet Major, March 13, 1865.

Honorably Discharged, at His Own Request, Dec. 27, 1870.

Civil History. — Assistant Civil Engineer upon fortifications of New York Harbor and Atlantic Seaboard, 1871‑74; Assistant Civil Engineer upon waterway south of Norfolk, Va., 1877‑79; Engineer in General Land Office, Washington, D. C., Aug. 1, 1879, to Nov. 1, 1904. Revised and rewrote Manual of Instruction issued by Land Office in 1890.

Died, Nov. 1, 1904, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 72.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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