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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born D. C.)

Richard M. Hill

(Ap'd at Large)


Richard Mason Hill: Born Aug. 11, 1833.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, 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, 1861‑65: in drilling Volunteers, and on Staff duty at Washington, D. C., June 25 to Aug. 11, 1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Aug. 12,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Nov. 1, 1861)

1861, to Mar. 26, 1862, — and Ft. Monroe Arsenal, Va., Mar. 27 to Nov. 26, 1862; as Chief of Ordnance, Dec. 17, 1862, to Mar., 1863, and Asst.

(Captain, Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

Ordnance Officer, Mar., 1863, to Mar., 1864, Department of the Gulf, being engaged in the Teche Campaign, Apr. to July, 1863, including the Siege of Port Hudson, May 27 to July 8, 1863, — and Expedition to Texas, Nov., 1863; and as Inspector of Ordnance at Boston, Mas., Mar. to May, 1864, and at West Point Foundry, N. Y., May to Dec. 24, 1864.

Served: as Asst. Constructor of Ordnance, at West Point Foundry, N. Y., Jan. 1, 1865, to Feb. 18, 1867, — and at South Boston Foundry,

(Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Ordnance Department)

Mas., Feb. 18 to June 4, 1867; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., to June 25, 1869; in command of Indianapolis Arsenal, Ind., to Oct. 15, 1873, — and of Augusta Arsenal, Ga., to Oct. 7, 1875,

(Major, Ordnance, June 23, 1874)

(temporarily on duty at Watervliet Arsenal, Aug. 8 to Sep. 26, 1874); as Member of Board on the manufacture of 15‑inch Rodman Guns, Nov. 26, 1872, — and to examine Officers for transfer to the Ordnance Department, Sep. 17‑22, 1874; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Springfield Armory, Mas., Oct. 14, 1875, to Mar. 25, 1876.

Died, Mar. 25, 1876, at Springfield, Mas.: Aged 37.

Buried, Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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