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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born Pa.)

John R. Edie

(Ap'd Pa.)


John Rufus Edie: Born Dec. 19, 1839.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 24, 1861, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Willcox, July 5 to Oct. 1, 1861, in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., and the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; with Regiment near Washington, D. C., Oct. 1‑23, 1861; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny

(Transferred to 3d Artillery, Oct. 23, 1861,
and to Ordnance, Oct. 24, 1861)

Arsenal, Pa., Oct. 30, 1861, to Nov. 25, 1862; and in charge of Ordnance Depot of the Army of the Potomac, Dec., 1862, to Aug., 1863,

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Mar. 3, 1863)

— and on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Meade, Aug., 1863, to Dec. 18, 1864.

Bvt. Captain, Aug. 1, 1864,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Field.

Captain, Ordnance, Sep. 12, 1864.

Served: as Assistant in the Ordnance Bureau at Washington, D. C., Dec. 21, 1864, to Mar. 1, 1867; as Chief of Ordnance, Department of the

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

Platte, Mar. 1 to June 20, 1867; in command of Detroit Arsenal, Mich., Aug. 7, 1867, to Nov. 24, 1868; on temporary duty in Ordnance Office, Washington, D. C., Dec. 22, 1868, to Mar. 31, 1869; on leave of absence to June 1, 1869; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., to Nov. 28, 1871, — and at Springfield Armory, Mas., to May 5, 1874; as Member of the Board for examining Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Benton's plan for moving and manoeuvring heavy ordnance, June 15‑22, 1872; and in the Government Insane Asylum at Washington, D. C., May 6 to Oct. 29, 1874.

Died, Oct. 29, 1874, Washington, D. C.: Aged 36.

Buried, Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC.

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