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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born N. Y.)

Daniel W. Flagler

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Daniel Webster Flagler: Born June 24, 1835, Lockport, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1856, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. of Ordnance, June 24, 1861.

Second Lieut., Ordnance, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in drilling Volunteers at Washington, D. C., July 1‑15, 1861; as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hunter in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McDowell, in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July‑Aug., 1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa.,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Aug. 3, 1861)

Aug. 14 to Dec. 22, 1861; as Chief of Ordnance to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina, Dec. 25, 1861, to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Battle and Capture of Roanoke Island, Feb. 7‑8, 1862, —

(Bvt. Captain, Mar. 14, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Newberne, N. C.)

Attack of Newberne, N. C., Mar. 16, 1862, — and Bombardment of Ft. Macon, resulting in its Capture, Apr. 26, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign

(Bvt. Major, Apr. 26, 1862, for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Siege of Ft. Macon, N. C.)

(Army of the Potomac), as Asst. Ordnance Officer and Acting  p815 Aide-de‑Camp, Sep.‑Oct., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, — Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862; as Chief of Ordnance of the Army of the Potomac, Nov. 14, 1862, to Oct. 10, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, —

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Battle of Chancellorsville, Va., May 2‑4, 1863, — and Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1‑3, 1863; on Inspection duty at the West Point Foundry, N. Y., Oct. 10, 1863, to May 1, 1864; as Asst. in the Ordnance Bureau, Washington, D. C., May 1, 1864, to June 2, 1865; on Special

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, Mar. 13, 1865, for Distinguished Services in the Field, and Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department during the Rebellion)

Ordnance Inspection duty in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, June 2 to Sep. 13, 1865; on leave of absence, Sep. 13 to Oct. 11, 1865; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Oct. 11, 1865, to Jan. 1, 1866.

Served: in command of Augusta Arsenal, Ga., Jan. 21, 1866, to May 24, 1871; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., May 24 to June 15, 1871, and in command, June 15, 1871, to Apr. 30, 1886 (assisting at trial of experimental Powders, at Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., Apr. 29, 1872, Jan. 7 and Apr. 8, 1873), — as Member of Board on Heavy Gun Carriages, at New York, Jan. 13 to Mar. 28, 1873, — and to

(Major, Ordnance, June 23, 1874)

test Hydrostatic Weighing Machines, Sep. 8, 1874; on Special Inspection duty at Ft. Union Arsenal, N. M., Sep. 8‑18, 1880, and at San Antonio

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, Aug. 23, 1881)

Arsenal, Tex., and Camp Lowell, Ara., Feb. 13 to Mar. 22, 1883; in command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., May 3, 1886 (sick leave of absence, June 26, 1886, to Feb. 28, 1887), to Nov. 11, 1889; as President of Board on site for Gun Foundry, Mar. 22 to May 14, 1886, — on comparative merits of Morse and Service Re-loading Cartridges, Mar. 3 to May 1, 1888, — and for testing Rifled Cannon and Projectiles, Feb. 15, 1889, to –––––; on Special duty to select site and make plans for Columbia Arsenal, Ten., May 29 to June 30, 1888; in command of Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Nov. 9, 1889, to –––––.

Civil History. — Author of "History of Rock Island Arsenal and Island of Rock Island," 1877.

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

Military History. — Served: in command of Watertown Arsenal, Mas., Nov. 9, 1889 to Jan. 23, 1891.

(Colonel, Ordnance, Sept. 15, 1890)

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Chief of Ordnance, Jan. 23, 1891)

— In charge of Ordnance Department, Washington, D. C.

Died March 29, 1899, at Fortress Monroe, Va.: Aged 63.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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