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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1864

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

John Elliott

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1860, to June 13, 1864, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 13, 1864.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1864‑66: in the Siege of and Operations against Petersburg, July 23 to Aug. 21, 1864, being engaged in the Mine Assault, July 30, 1864, — and Actions for the Occupation of the Weldon Railroad, Aug. 18‑21, where he was severely

(Bvt. First Lieut., Aug. 21, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services
during the Campaign before Richmond, Va.)

wounded, losing his left foot; and on leave of absence, disabled by wound, Aug. 22, 1864, to Jan. 12, 1865.

Retired from Active Service, Feb. 1, 1865, for Disability Resulting from the Loss of his Left Foot in Battle.

Served: on Mustering and Disbursing duty at Louisville, Ky., Feb. 27 to Dec. 6, 1865, — and at Philadelphia, Pa., Dec. 6, 1865, to May 1, 1866; as Chief Mustering and Disbursing Officer for the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, May 1, 1866, — and Commissary of Musters at Philadelphia, Pa., June 16, 1866, to Sep., 1868; and on leave of absence to

(Captain, 43d Infantry, July 28, 1866)

Dec. 15, 1870.

Died, Apr. 18, 1871, at Dayton, O.: Aged 29.

John Elliott also appears in a letter of his classmate Edward Willoughby Anderson's, June 24, 1860: a vignette of their very first days as plebes at West Point.

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