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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Md.)

Erskine Gittings

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to May 6, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to June, 1861; on the Staff

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, May 14, 1861)

of General Runyon, at Alexandria, Va., June 30 to Aug. 15, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug.‑Oct., 1861; on the Port Royal Expedition, and in the Department of the South, Nov., 1861, to Apr., 1863, being engaged in the Attack on Secessionville, S. C., June 16, 1862, — and Action of Pocotaligo, S. C., in command of Battery, Aug. 22,

(Bvt. Captain, Aug. 22, 1862,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in Action of Pocotaligo, S. C.)

1862, where he was wounded; on Cumberland River, Ky., May‑June, 1863; in the 9th Army Corps in Movement to Vicksburg, June‑July, 1863, being present at the Capitulation of the place, July 4, 1863; in Pursuit of Rebel Army under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. E. Johnston, resulting in the Capture of Jackson, Mis., July 16, 1863; on return of 9th Corps to the Department of the Ohio, and in command of Battery at Lexington, Ky., Aug.‑Sep., 1863; in East Tennessee Campaign, commanding Battery, Oct., 1863, to Mar., 1864, being engaged in the Skirmish at Philadelphia, Ten., Oct. 28, 1863, — Combat of Campbell's Station, Nov. 16, 1863, — Siege of Knoxville, Ten., Nov. 18 to Dec. 3, 1863, — and Skirmish at

(Bvt. Major, Nov. 29, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Siege of Knoxville, Ten.)

Strawberry Plains, Jan. 27, 1864; in movement of 9th Army Corps, via Annapolis, Md., to Virginia, Mar. 17 to May 3, 1864; in the Richmond Campaign, May, 1864, being present at the Battles of the Wilderness and Spottsylvania, May 6‑14, 1864; in command of Battery near Washington, D. C., and Alexandria, Va., June 1, 1864, to Feb. 13, 1865; and on Recruiting service, Feb. 13 to Aug. 17, 1865.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Aug. 31, 1865, to Aug. 31, 1867; in garrison

(Captain, 3d Artillery, Feb. 5, 1867)

at Ft. Sullivan, Me., Sep. 5, 1867, to Feb., 1869 (leave of absence, Aug. 17 to Nov. 10, 1868), — Ft. Jefferson, Fla., Feb. 2, 1869, to Sep., 1872 (leave of absence, June 15 to Oct. 14, 1870), — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Sep. 10 to Nov. 27, 1872, — Ft. Wood, N. Y., Dec. 6, 1872, to May 13, 1875, — Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., May 13, 1875, to July 17, 1876, — Ft. Reno, I. T., Aug. 3, 1876, to Jan., 1877, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Jan. 16, 1877, to Sep. 20, 1880, being engaged in quelling Railroad Disturbances in Maryland and Pennsylvania, July 22 to Oct. 24, 1877.

Died, Sep. 20, 1880, at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y.: Aged 40.

Buried, Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD.

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