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 [decorative delimiter] Class of June 24, 1861

Vol. II

(Born O.)

James P. Drouillard

(Ap'd O.)


James Pierre Drouillard, Born Aug. 31, 1839, Gallipolis, OH.​a

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., 6th Infantry, June 24, 1861.

First Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 24, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑65: in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., June‑July, 1861; in the Manassas Campaign of July, 1861, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., July, 1861, to Mar., 1862; as Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.McDowell, Dec. 18, 1861, to Feb. 25, 1863; in the Department of the Rappahannock, Mar. to Aug., 1862; in the Northern

(Captain, Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, May 23, 1862)

Virginia Campaign, Aug. to Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862; as Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Rosecrans, Feb. 25, 1863, to Feb. 1, 1865; in the Tennessee Campaign (Army of the Cumberland), Feb. to Oct., 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., Sep. 19‑20, 1863;​b and in the Department of the Missouri, on the Staff of the Commanding General, at St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 28 to Dec. 9, 1864.

Resigned, Feb. 1, 1865.

Civil History. — Iron Manufacturer on Cumberland River, since 1865. Residence, Nashville, Ten.

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

(James Pierre Drouillard)

Died, Oct. 16, 1892, at Nashville, Ten.: Aged 53.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1893, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, TN.

Thayer's Notes:

a The date and place of birth are from a biographical sketch, similar to that in the AOG Reunion, that appeared in Society of the Army of the Cumberland, Twenty-Fourth Reunion, Cleveland, Ohio 1893 (Cincinnati, 1894); as transcribed on the Find-a‑Grave page linked above under the burial information.

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b For a brief eyewitness account of Captain Drouillard at Chickamauga, see Charles Dana, quoted in Baumer, Not All Warriors, p272.

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