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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1862

Vol. II

(Born Mo.)

James H. Rollins

(Ap'd Mo.)


Born 1841, Columbia, MO.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1857, to June 17, 1862, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 17, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1862‑66: at the Military Academy as Asst. Instructor of Artillery and Infantry Tactics, June 16, 1862, to June 25, 1863; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Watervliet

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 24, 1862)

(First Lieut., Ordnance, Apr. 27, 1863)

Arsenal, N. Y., July 2, 1863, to Feb. 28, 1864, — in Ordnance Bureau, Washington, D. C., Feb. 29 to Oct. 31, 1864, — at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., Nov. 14, 1864, to Oct. 18, 1865, being on leave of absence,

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

Oct. 18 to Nov. 30, 1865, and detached, July‑Aug., 1865, to Springfield and Chicago, Ill., to receive arms of mustered‑out Volunteers.

Served: as Assistant Ordnance Officer at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., Nov. 30, 1865, to Sep. 1, 1870; in command of St. Louis Arsenal, Mo.,

(Captain, Ordnance, July 5, 1867)

Sep. 1, 1870, to May 5, 1871, and of Powder Depot, Jan. to July, 1871, — and of Augusta Arsenal, Me., May 5, 1871, to Sep. 29, 1873; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Oct. 30, 1873, to Apr. 1, 1878; on leave of absence, Apr. 24, 1875, to June 10, 1876, and absent sick, Apr. 1, 1878, to Mar. 15, 1883.

Retired from Active Service, Mar. 15, 1883,
for Disability incurred in Line of Duty.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died Feb. 5, 1898, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 57.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1898, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Hollywood, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Rollins' year and place of birth are from his AOG obituary (citing the Columbus, Mo. Herald); the year is also given on his tombstone.

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