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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1863

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

George W. McKee​a

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1858, to June 11, 1863, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

First Lieut., Ordnance, June 11, 1863.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1863‑66: as Asst. Ordnance Officer, at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., July 16 to Sep., 1863, —  p4 and in the Department of the South, Sep., 1863, to Feb., 1864, being engaged in mounting guns in Fts. Gregg and Wagner, the Swamp Angel and other Batteries, on or near Morris Island, S. C., for the Bombardment of Charleston, Sep. to Dec., 1863, — and in arming and inspecting troops on the Coast Islands, preparatory to the Florida Expedition, Jan., 1864; as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Washington Arsenal, D. C., Feb. 28 to July 18, 1864, being detached, Apr. 13 to May 23, 1864, to organize the Ordnance Department of the Shenandoah Valley, and was engaged in the Combat of New Market, Va., May 15, 1864, and several Skirmishes from Mount Jackson to Cedar Creek, May, 1864; as Chief of Ordnance, Department of West Virginia, July 19 to Aug., 1864, — and of the Middle Military Division on the Staff of Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sheridan, Aug., 1864, to June 3,

(Bvt. Captain, and Bvt. Major, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Efficient and Valuable Services during the Rebellion)

1865; and as Asst. Ordnance Officer at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., Aug. 4 to Nov. 2, 1865, — in the Military Division of the Gulf, Nov. 20, 1865, to Apr. 6, 1866, — and at Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., Apr. 6 to Nov., 1866.

Served: at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Nov. 6, 1866, to July 31, 1867, — and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Nov. 6, 1866, to July 31, 1867; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Watertown Arsenal, Mas., July 31, 1867, to May 4, 1868, — at Benicia Arsenal, Cal., June 25, 1868, to May 5, 1871, — and at St. Louis Arsenal, Mo., May 5, 1871, to Nov. 11, 1873; in charge of ungarrisoned Gulf Forts, Nov. 11, 1873, to May 29, 1874; as

(Captain, Ordnance, Jan. 23, 1874)

Assistant Ordnance Officer at Springfield Armory, Mas., June 26, 1874, to Sep. 25, 1875; as Principal Assistant to Chief of Ordnance, at Washington, D. C., July 24 to Nov. 23, 1874; as Recorder of Board on Experimental Guns (now Ordnance Board), Oct. 10, 1874, to Mar. 16, 1877; as Member of Examining Board of Officers for transfer to Ordnance Corps, July 7‑22, 1875, Apr. 1‑7, 1876, and May 30 to June 10, 1878, — and to test a Sawyer Projectile, Nov. 30 to Dec. 9, 1877; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Springfield Armory, Mar. 16, 1877, to June 30, 1878; in command of Washington Arsenal, D. C., July 1, 1878, to May 24,

(Major, Ordnance, Aug. 23, 1881)

1880; as Assistant at Rock Island Arsenal, Ill., May 26, 1880, to Nov. 3, 1881; as Member of Ordnance and various other Boards to May 26, 1886; and in command of Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., to –––––.

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

(George Wilson McKee)

Military History. — Served: In command of Allegheny Arsenal, Pa., to Oct. 9, 1890. — In command of Frankford Arsenal, Pa., to Nov. 30, 1891, when he

Died, Nov. 30, 1891, at Frankford, Pa.: Aged 50.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1892, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a Son of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.William Robertson McKee.

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