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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1858

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Thomas R. Tannatt

(Ap'd Mas.)


Thomas Redding Tannatt: Born Sept. 27, 1833.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1854, to July 1, 1858, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Artillery, July 1, 1858.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1858‑59; on sick leave of

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 6, 1859)

absence, 1859‑60; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1860; and on frontier duty at Ft. Randall, Dak., 1860‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑64: as Asst.

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, May 14, 1861)

Inspector of Artillery, on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Buell, and in charge of Ordnance Depot at Nashville, Ten., Jan. to July, 1862; in command of Regiment (Army of the Potomac), in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, July‑Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Action of Malvern Hill, Aug. 5,

(Colonel, 16th Massachusetts Volunteers, July 14, 1862)

1862; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 24 to Nov. 28, 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Dec., 1862, being engaged

(Transferred to 1st Massachusetts Heavy Artillery Volunteers, Dec. 28, 1862)

in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862; and in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., commanding Brigade, Jan. 1, 1863, to May, 1864; in

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Aug. 11, 1863)

the Richmond Campaign, commanding Brigade (Army of the Potomac), May‑June, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of Ny River, May 9‑10, 1864, — Battles of North Anna, May 23‑25, 1864, — Battle of Tolopotomy,º May 30, 1864, — Battle of Cold Harbor, June 2‑3, 1864, — and Assault of Petersburg, June 16, 1864, where he was severely wounded near Hare House; and on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, June 16 to July 18, 1864.

Resigned as Colonel of Volunteers, July 15,
and as Captain, 4th Artillery, July 18, 1864.

Civil History. — Resident Engineer and General Manager of several Colorado Mining Companies since 1865. Residence, Black Hawk, Col.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Spokane, Wash.

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

Military History. —

Colonel, 16th Massachusetts Volunteers, July 14, 1862.

Captain, 4th Artillery, Aug. 11, 1863.

Disabled by wounds, June 16, 1864.

Resigned, July 18, 1864.

Brevet Brigadier-General.

Civil History. — Manager of mining companies in Colorado, 1865‑70; withdrew on account of ill health; resided at McMinnville, Tenn., 1870‑76; returned to Massachusetts, 1876; in California and Oregon, 1877, agent of Hennryº Villard; in New York City, 1878, General Eastern Agent Oregon Steamship Co., Pacific Steamship Co., Oregon and California R. R., and Oregon Central R. R., returned to Pacific Coast, 1879, and as agent and manager of the Oregon Improvement Co., invested in extensive tracts of land in Oregon; at Farmington, Wash., 1888 to 1905, developing large orchards; removed to Spokane, Wash., 1905.

Died, Dec. 20, 1913, at Spokane, Wash.: Aged 80.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914.

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