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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1857

Vol. II

(Born Va.)

Thomas G. Baylor

(Ap'd Va.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1853, to July 1, 1857, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut, Ordnance, July 1, 1857.

Served: as Assistant at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., 1857‑58, — and at Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., 1858‑61.

Second Lieut., Ordnance, Jan. 25, 1861.

First Lieut., Ordnance, Feb. 1, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command of Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., Aug. 15, 1861, to Oct. 20, 1863; and

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

as Chief of Ordnance, Army of the Cumberland, Nov. 5, 1863, to Aug. 8, 1864 (Acting Chief of Ordnance, Military Division of the Mississippi, Mar. 12 to Aug., 1864), and of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Aug., 1864, to May 31, 1865, being engaged in the battle of Missionary

(Bvt. Major, Sep. 1, 1864, for Gallant Services in the Capture of Atlanta)

Ridge, Nov. 23‑25, 1863, — and on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman, throughout the Invasions of Georgia and the Carolinas, participating in

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., Dec. 21, 1864, for Gallant Services in the Capture of Savannah)

the Movements, Battles, etc., of those Campaigns, May 2, 1864, to Apr. 26, 1865.

Bvt. Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Meritorious Services
in the Campaigns of Atlanta and Savannah, and of the Carolinas.

Major, Ordnance, Mar. 7, 1867.

Served: in command of Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., June 27, 1865, to June 1, 1876, — and of New York Arsenal, June 10, 1876, to May 15,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, May 29, 1879)

(Colonel, Ordnance, Dec. 4, 1882)

1886; as Member of Board on sea-coast Rifled Guns, Carriages, Projectiles, etc., Dec. 17, 1867, to June 4, 1868, — to test Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.King's Depressing Gun Carriage, Aug. 4 to Dec. 2, 1871, — on Arsenals of Construction, Nov. 12, 1873, to June 19, 1874, — of Ordnance Board at New York, Aug. 20 to Sep. 3, 1874, — of Ordnance, formerly Experimental Gun Board, Oct. 10, 1874, to May 15, 1886, being on detached service in Europe, July 17 to Oct. 31, 1883, — on Eastern Arsenals, with a view to concentrate Ordnance work, May 22 to June 28, 1875; in command of Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 2, 1886, to Dec. 1, 1888; on sick leave of absence, Dec. 1, 1888, to Nov. 30, 1889; in command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., since Nov. 30, 1889; and Member of various Ordnance boards, 1876‑90.

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

Died Sept. 15, 1890, at Frankford Arsenal, Pa.: Aged 53.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1891, for an obituary notice.

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