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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1856

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

James McMillan

(Ap'd N. Y.)


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 Infantry, July 1, 1856.

 p669  Served: in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1856‑57; on frontier duty

(Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, Sep. 30, 1856)

escorting Lieutenant Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Warren's Topographical Party, 1857, — Ft. Randall, Dak., 1857‑58, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1858; and at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Drawing, Sep. 9, 1858, to May 2, 1861.

First Lieut., 2d Infantry, May 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Adjutant, 2d Infantry, July 1 to Aug. 10, 1861, in the Manassas Campaign

(Captain, 2d Infantry, Aug. 10, 1861)

of July, 1861, participating in the Battle of Bull Run (in reserve), July 21, 1861, and in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.; as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General in the Provost Marshal General's Office at Washington, D. C., Aug. 10, 1861, to Apr. 1, 1862, — and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. 1 to June 15, 1862, being engaged in the Action of New Bridge, May 24, 1862; on leave of absence, June‑July, 1862; as Mustering and Disbursing Officer at Detroit, Mich., July, 1862, to Aug. 20, 1863; and as Disbursing Officer in the Provost

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 30, 1865, for Meritorious and Faithful Services
in the Recruitment of the Armies of the United States)

Marshal General's Office at Washington, D. C., Aug. 20, 1863, to Oct. 5, 1865.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1865‑67, as Asst. Professor of French, Oct. 10, 1865, to June 30, 1867, — Asst. Professor of Drawing, Oct. 10, 1865, to July 1, 1866, — and Principal Asst. Professor of Drawing, July 1, 1866, to Aug. 29, 1870; as Recorder of Special Board at

(Unassigned, Apr. 17, 1869)

(Assigned to 11th Infantry, Feb. 15, 1870)

Washington, D. C., for Examination of Officers, etc., Oct. 17, 1870, to Jan., 1871; on temporary duty in the Adjutant-General's Office, at

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Jan. 1, 1871)

Washington, D. C., Jan. 12, 1871, to June 30, 1877; in command of

(Major, 2d Artillery, July 2, 1877)

troops in Washington, D. C., July 22‑26, 1877, — of Battalion of 3d Artillery, quelling Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July to Oct., 1877, — and of Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to Dec. 7, 1877; and on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Dec., 1877, to Apr. 15, 1879; on sick leave of absence, to June 26, 1882.

Retired from Active Service, June 26, 1882, for Disability in the Line of Duty.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

— Residence, Conesus, N. Y.

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

Civil History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Conesus, N. Y.

Died June 1, 1906, at Georgetown, D. C.: Aged 74.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

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