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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born Mas.)

Theodore Edson

(Ap'd Mas.)


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., Ordnance, July 1, 1860.

Served as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Oct. 18,

(Second Lieut., Ordnance, Apr. 22, 1861)

1860, to Nov. 17, 1861.

First Lieut., Ordnance, July 1, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in command of Louisville Ordnance Depot, Ky., Nov. 21, 1861, to Oct. 24, 1862; as Chief of Ordnance in Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans' Tennessee Campaign, Oct. 24, 1862, to Jan. 28, 1863, being present at the Battle of Stone River, Dec. 31, 1862, to Jan. 3, 1863; as Chief of Ordnance, Department

(Bvt. Captain, Dec. 31, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Stone River, Ten.)

of the Ohio, and in command of the Cincinnati Ordnance Depot, Feb. 1 to July, 1863; on Foundry duty at Cold Spring, N. Y., July to

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Oct., 1863; and in command of Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., Oct. 21, 1863, to June 14, 1865, being Chief of Ordnance, Department of Virginia and North Carolina, Jan. 1, 1864, to June 14, 1865.

Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department.

Served: as Inspector of Powder, June 14, 1865, to Oct. 20, 1866; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., Oct. 20, 1866, to June 4, 1867, — and at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., June 4, 1867, to July 7, 1869;

(Major, Ordnance, Dec. 15, 1867)

as Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery at the Military Academy, Aug. 2, 1869, to Nov. 17, 1870.

Died, Nov. 17, 1870, at Rock Island, Ill.: Aged 32.

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