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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

John A. Tardy

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, July 1, 1860.

Served: with Engineer Company at West Point, N. Y., July 1 to Sep. 1, 1860; and as Asst. Engineer on the Defenses of New York Harbor, Dec. 1, 1860, to Jan. 10, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: attached to Engineer Company in Defense of Washington, D. C., Jan. 12 to Apr. 1,  p737 1861, — and of Ft. Pickens, Fla., Apr. 15 to Sep. 30, 1861; as Asst. Engineer

(Second Lieut., Corps of Engineers, May 2, 1861)

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, Aug. 6, 1861)

with the Port Royal Expeditionary Corps, in command of detachment of Engineer troops, Oct. 10, 1861, to Feb. 24, 1862, being engaged in charge of the Engineer Operations for the security of Tybee Island, Ga., Dec. 15, 1861, to Jan. 30, 1862; as Chief Engineer of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.H. G. Wright's Florida Expedition, Feb. 28 to Apr. 5, 1862, — and in charge of repairing, and placing in a state of defense, Ft. Marion, Fla., Apr. 10 to Sep. 9, 1862; as Asst. Engineer in the construction of the Defenses of Newport and Covington, Ky., Oct. 14 to Dec. 1, 1862, — of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, Dec. 15, 1862, to Jan. 14, 1863, — and of Ft. Monroe, Va., Jan. 21 to June 28, 1863; and as Superintending Engineer

(Captain, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 3, 1863)

of the construction and repairs of Fts. Niagara and Porter, N. Y., June 30, 1863, to Mar. 21, 1867, — of temporary Defenses to protect Depot of Rebel Prisoners at Sandusky, O., Sep. 21, 1864, to Aug., 1865,

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

— of Improvement of Buffalo and Genesee Harbors, N. Y., Aug., 1864, to Mar. 21, 1867, — and of construction of Fts. Washington and Foote, and

(Major, Corps of Engineers, Mar. 7, 1867)

Examinations and Surveys of the Potomac River in the District of Columbia, Mar. 21 to June 3, 1867.

Died, June 3, 1867, at Georgetown, D. C.: Aged 28.

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