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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1860

Vol. II

(Born Del.)

John Newmanº Andrews

(Ap'd Del.)


Born Sep. 16, 1838, Wilmington, DE.

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: on frontier duty at Ft. Hoskins, Or., 1860‑61.

Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, Jan. 28, 1861.

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

(First Lieut., 8th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

Defenses of Washington, D. C., July to Sep., 1861; on Recruiting service, Oct. 24, 1861, to Apr. 30, 1862; in Organizing Company at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., May, 1862; in the Northern Virginia Campaign, May to Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, where

(Bvt. Capt., Aug. 9, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va.)

he was wounded; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep. to Nov., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, — and on Provost Guard duty, at the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac, Sep. 21 to Dec. 1, 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), as Adjutant of 8th Infantry, Dec. 1, 1862, to Apr. 21, 1863; as Commissary of Musters of the 6th Army Corps, Apr. 25, 1862, to Dec. 2, 1863, being engaged as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sedgwick at the Storming of Marye Heights, Va., May 3, 1863, — Battle of Salem Heights, Va., May 3‑4, 1863, — Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, — and Battle of Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863; in garrison in New York Harbor, Dec., 1863, to Apr., 1864; on Provost Guard duty at the headquarters of the 9th Army Corps, May 3 to June 9, 1864; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. H. Wilson, June 9, 1864, to Feb. 22, 1865, being engaged in the Raid to Staunton Station, June, 1864,

(Captain, 8th Infantry, June 21, 1864)

— Action of Kearnysville, Aug. 26, 1864, — Battle of Opequan, Va., Sep. 19, 1864, — Battle of Franklin, Ten., Nov. 30, 1864, — Battle of

(Bvt. Major, Nov. 29, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Franklin, Ten.)

 p764  Nashville, Ten., Dec. 15‑16, 1864, — and Pursuit of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood's Rebel Army to the Tennessee River, Dec., 1864; as Acting Asst. Inspector-General of 3d Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, headquarters at

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

Baltimore, Md., Apr. 13 to July 8, 1865; on Recruiting service, July 18, 1865, to Feb. 14, 1866; and in garrison at Harper's Ferry, Va., Feb. to May, 1866, — and Charleston, S. C., May, 1866.

Served: in garrison at Unionville, S. C., May, 1866, to Dec., 1867, — and Laurens C. H., S. C., to July, 1868; on leave of absence, July to Oct., 1868; in garrison at Columbia, S. C., Oct. 22, 1868, to Mar., 1869, — Charleston, S. C., to Dec., 1869, — Tallahassee, Fla., to May, 1870, — Raleigh, N. C., to Oct., 1870, — David's Island, N. Y., to Nov., 1871, — and Chicago, Ill., to May, 1872; on frontier duty, at Beaver, Utah, to July, 1874, — Camp Lowell, Ara., Sep., 1874, to July, 1877, — Camp Apache, Ara., Aug., 1877, to July 20, 1878, — and Camp Halleck, Nev., Aug. 18 to Sep. 14, 1878; and on leave of absence, Sep. 14, 1878, to July 14, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Halleck, Nev., to July 1, 1882 (on leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1882), — Benicia Barracks, Cal., to July 31, 1885, — Ft. Gaston, Cal., to June, 1886, — and Ft. Bridger, Wy., to –––––.

Major, 21st Infantry, Apr. 19, 1886.

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

Military History. —

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, 25th Infantry, April 20, 1891)

Served: at Fort Shaw, Mont., May till July, 1891. — Fort Buford, Dak., July, 1891 till Aug., 1893. — Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Aug., 1893 till

(Colonel of Infantry, 12th Infantry, Oct. 1, 1895)

Oct. 1, 1895. Served: at Fort Niobrara, Neb., Oct. 1, 1895 till April 27, 1898.

(Brig.‑General U. S. Volunteers, June 3, 1898)

Served during the Spanish-American war, at Chickamauga, Ga., Tampa, Fla., again at Chickamauga, Lexington, Ky., and Albany, Ga., in command of various brigades till Oct., 1899.

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, Feb. 24, 1899.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, Orange, Va.

Died Dec. 27, 1903, at Orange, Va.:​a Aged 65.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Thayer's Note:

a The Register actually has "Orange, N. J." as the place both of last residence and death; but the obituary in the 1904 AOG Report gives Virginia as the place of death, from which I made the correction.

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