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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

Eugene B. Beaumont

(Ap'd Pa.)


Eugene Beauharnais Beaumont: Born Aug. 2, 1837.

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., 1st Cavalry, May 6, 1861:
4th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May to July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Burnside in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, as Acting Adjutant, 4th Cavalry, Aug. 2, 1861, to

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Sep. 14, 1861)

Feb. 1, 1862; as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sedgwick, Feb. to May, 1862, while guarding the Upper Potomac, Feb. to Mar., 1862, — and in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign, Mar. to May, 1862, participating in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862; absent sick, May to Aug., 1862; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Halleck, Aug. 7, 1862, to May 13, 1863, and to Major-General Sedgwick, May 13, 1863, to May 9,

(Captain, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, May 13, 1863)

1864; in the Rappahannock Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May to June, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2‑3, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July, 1863; in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct. to Dec., 1863, being engaged in the Combat of Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863, — and

(Bvt. Captain, Nov. 7, 1863, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Rappahannock Station, Va.)

Operations at Mine Run, Nov. 26 to Dec. 3, 1863; in the Richmond Campaign (Army of the Potomac), May, 1864, being engaged in the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5‑6, 1864, — and Battle of Spottsylvania, May 8‑9, 1864; on leave of absence to accompany General Sedgwick's remains to Connecticut, May 9 to June 1, 1864; as Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.J. H. Wilson, June 6 to Oct. 20, 1864; in Operations before Petersburg, June to Aug., 1864, being engaged in the Action of White Oak Swamp, June 13, 1864, — and Raid on South Side Railroad, June, 1864, participating in the Actions at Nottoway C. H., June 23, Roanoke Station, June 25, Stony Creek, June 27, and Reams's Station, June 28, 1864; in the Shenandoah Campaign, Aug. to Oct., 1864; in Operations of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Oct. 1, 1864, to

(Major, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, U. S. Volunteers, Oct. 20, 1864)

Nov. 15, 1865, being engaged in the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 15‑16, 1864, — Pursuit of General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood's Rebel forces, Dec., 1864, participating in the Actions of Hollow Tree Gap, Richland Creek, and Harpeth River, Dec. 17, 1864, and Anthony's Hill, Dec. 25, 1864, — Action at Montevallo, Ala., Mar. 31, 1865, — Assault and Capture of Selma,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Campaign in Tennessee)

Apr. 2, and of Columbus, Apr. 16, 1865, and Surrender of Macon, Ga.,

(Bvt. Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, Apr. 2, 1865, for Gallant and Distinguished Services in the Battle of Selma, Ala.)

 p803  (Bvt. Major, U. S. Army, Apr. 2, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Capture of Selma, Ala.)

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Col., U. S. Army, Apr. 2, 1865, for Gallant and Meritorious Services during the Rebellion)

Apr. 20, and Occupation of the place, to Nov. 15, 1865; and on leave of

(Captain, 4th Cavalry, July 25, 1865)

absence, Nov. 25, 1865, to Apr. 16, 1866.

Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Mar. 19, 1866.

Served: in command of Company at San Antonio, Tex., Apr. to Nov., 1866, — Camp Sheridan, Tex., Nov.‑Dec., 1866, — Fredericksburg, Tex., Dec., 1866, to Jan., 1867, — Ft. Mason, Tex., Jan., 1867, to June, 1867, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., June 22, 1867, to Mar., 1868, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., Mar. 30 to Nov. 16, 1868; on leave of absence, Nov. 16, 1868, to May 19, 1869; on frontier duty at Lampasas, Tex. (in command), May 19, 1869, to May 15, 1870, — and San Antonio, Tex., May 22, 1870, to Jan. 16, 1871; Mounted Recruiting Service, Feb. 12, 1871, to Dec. 28, 1872; on frontier duty at Ft. Richardson, Tex., Jan. 26 to Mar. 4, 1873, — Ft. Clark, Tex., Apr. 1, 1873 to Jan. 23, 1874, being engaged in the Attack on the Kickapoo and Lipan Villages, Mex., May 18, 1873, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., Feb. 13 to Aug. 19,º 1874, — and Expedition to Indian Territory, Aug. 18º to Dec. 29, 1874, being engaged, commanding advance battalion, in the Attack, Sep. 28, 1874, of the Indian Villages in the Palo Duro Cañon of Red River, capturing 1,600 horses and mules; as Asst. Instructor of Cavalry Tactics at the Military Academy, Mar. 1, 1875, to Aug. 28, 1879; on

(Major, 4th Cavalry, Nov. 12, 1879)

leave of absence, to Dec. 29, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Reno, I. T., Jan. 2 to Mar. 6, 1889; in command of Battalion Scouting in Colorado and New Mexico, to Nov. 8, 1880, — of Ft. Riley, Kan., to May 9, 1881, — and of Battalion Scouting in Colorado, to June 24, 1881; on sick leave of absence, to Nov. 29, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Wingate, N. M., to June 13, 1883, — at Ft. Bayard, N. M. (leave of absence, June 14, 1883, to Jan. 14, 1884), to June, 1884, — and at Ft. Bowie, Ara. (in command), to Dec. 13, 1888; and as Acting Inspector-General, Department of Texas, Dec. 24, 1888, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: as Acting Inspector-General Department of Texas, to Feb. 11, 1892.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, Jan. 14, 1892)

— Awaiting orders until

Retired from Active Service, at his own request, after 30 Years' Service, May 6, 1892.

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

Military History. —

Medal of Honor

conferred "for most distinguished gallantry in action at the Harpeth River, Tenn., Dec. 17, 1864, where he led the attack upon a battery and captured the guns; and at Selma, Ala., April 2, 1865, he charged with his regiment into the enemy's works; while Major and Assistant Adjutant-General of Volunteers, serving with the Cavalry Corps, Army of the Mississippi."

— Retired officer. — Residence, Wilkesbarre, Pa.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Eugene Beauharnais Beaumont, Born Aug. 2, 1837.)

Military History. —

Medal of Honor.

Lieut.‑Colonel, 3d Cavalry, Jan. 14, 1892.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, May 6, 1892,
at His Own Request, after Over 30 Years' Service.

After retirement, resided at Wilkesbarre, Pa.

Died, Aug. 17, 1917, at Harvey's Lake, Pa.: Aged 79.

Buried, Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1917.

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