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 [decorative delimiter] Class of May 6, 1861

Vol. II

(Born O.)

Leroy L. Janes

(Ap'd O.)


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., 2d Artillery, May 6, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., May‑June, 1861; in Operations in

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 10, 1861)

the Shenandoah Valley, June to Oct., 1861; on sick leave of absence, Oct. 21 to Nov. 26, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., Nov.‑Dec., 1861; in Defense of Ft. Pickens, Fla., Jan. to May, 1862; on Quartermaster and Commissary duty at Pensacola, Fla., May to Aug., 1862; as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Arnold, Sep. 1, 1862, to Mar. 24, 1863; and on sick leave of absence, Mar. 24 to July 4, 1863.

Served: at the Military Academy, 1863‑65, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry and Artillery Tactics, Aug. 29, 1863, to Aug. 5, 1865, — and Asst. Professor of Geography, History, and Ethics, Sep. 1, 1863, to Oct. 10,

(Captain, 2d Artillery, June 15, 1864)

1864; in command of Company at Ft. Stevens, Or., Oct., 1865, to Dec., 1867.

Resigned, Dec. 9, 1867.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

Died, May 27, 1909.​a

Buried, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Cullum gives no death data; the 1920 and later Supplements to the Register mark him as having died, but offer no other information. The death date I give here is taken from the Find-a‑Grave page linked above, which also has information about his career after he left the Army.

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