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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

James P. Martin

(Ap'd at Large)


James Porter Martin: Born Sep. 27, 1836.

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. of Infantry, July 1, 1860.

Served: in garrison at Newport Barracks, Ky., 1860; and on frontier duty at Ft. Bragg, Cal., 1860‑61, — Scouting, 1861, — and at Ft. Bragg,

(Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, Dec. 20, 1860)

Cal., 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of Cavalry (Army of the Potomac), Jan. 10 to July 4, 1862; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Jan. 10 to Mar. 10, 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, — Battle of Gaines's Mill, June 27, 1862, — and Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McClellan, Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and March to Warrenton, Va., Oct.‑Nov., 1862; as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Heintzelman, commanding Department of Washington, Nov., 1862, to Feb., 1863; as Acting

(Captain, 7th Infantry, Jan. 2, 1863)

Asst. Adjutant-General in the Discharge Office at Washington, D. C., Feb. to May, 1863; in command of Company (Army of the Potomac), on the Rappahannock, May‑June, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, — Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va.,

(Bvt. Major, July 2, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

July, 1863; as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of 2d Division, 5th Corps (Army of the Potomac), Aug., 1863, to Feb., 1864, being engaged in suppression of New York Draft Riots, and in garrison in the Harbor Defenses, Aug. 10 to Sep. 20, 1863, — Combat of Rappahannock Station,  p758 Nov. 7, 1863, — and Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, 1863; and as Acting Asst. Adjutant-General of the Cavalry Bureau, at Washington, D. C., Feb. 2, 1864, to Oct. 1, 1866.

Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., July 22, 1865,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services.

Served: on special duty in the Department of Washington, Oct. 1 to Nov. 1, 1866; in command of Lake City, Fla., Nov., 1866, to Mar., 1867, — St. Augustine, Fla., to Sep., 1867, — Fernandina, Fla., to Oct., 1867, — Ft. Clinch, Fla., to Aug., 1868, — Jacksonville, Fla., to Sep., 1868, — and Fernandina, Fla., to Dec. 19, 1868; on leave of absence, Jan.‑Feb., 1869; on duty at headquarters of the Army, to Apr., 1869; as Assistant Adjutant-

(Major, Staff — Assistant Adjutant-General, Apr. 10, 1869)

General, Department of the Cumberland, May 8, 1869, to Mar., 1870, — in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., Mar. 5, 1870, to June 7, 1875, — and of the Department of Arizona, at Prescott, Aug. 31, 1875, to Oct. 1, 1880; as Assistant in the Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., Nov. 4, 1880, to Jan. 17, 1881; as Asst. Adjutant-General, Department of Texas, Jan. 24 to June 2, 1881, and its Asst. Inspector-General, to Aug. 27, 1881; as Asst. Adjutant-General, Department of the Platte, Sep. 1, 1881, to Aug. 30, 1882, — and of the Department of Arizona, Sep. 4, 1882, to Mar. 28, 1884; at headquarters of General Recruiting Service, New York city, Apr. 17 to July 1, 1884;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff —
Asst. Adjutant-General, Feb. 28, 1887)

as Asst. Adjutant-General, Department of the Missouri, to Oct. 1, 1888, — and of the Department of Texas, Oct. 12, 1888, to –––––.

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

(James Porter Martin)

Military History. — Assistant Adjutant-General of the Department of Texas, at San Antonio, Tex., Oct. 12, 1888 to Sept. 23, 1893, and of the Department of the Missouri, at Chicago, Ill., Sept. 26, 1888, until he

Died, Feb. 19,​a 1895, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 58.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a His tombstone (q.v.) gives the date of his death as Feb. 18. Cullum's Register, no doubt relying on newspaper reports of burials, not infrequently has dates of death that are later than the actual day by up to three days.

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