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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Wis.)

John P. Story

(Ap'd Wis.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Madison Barracks, Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., Oct. to Nov., 1865; as Aide-de‑Camp to the Commanding General of the District of Northwestern New York, Nov., 1865, to Mar. 11, 1866; in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y., Mar. to Apr., 1866; as Quartermaster, 3d Battalion, 16th Infantry, Apr. 26 to Aug. 15, 1866, at Nashville, Ten.; on Recruiting service, Aug. 15, 1866, to Apr., 1868; in

(Transferred to 34th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

office of Chief Signal Officer at Washington, D. C., Apr., 1868, and Signal Instructor at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to Aug., 1868; awaiting orders, Aug., 1868; in office of Chief Signal Officer, Sep. 9, 1868, to Aug. 6,

(Unassigned, Apr. 14, 1869)

(Assigned to 12th Infantry, July 14, 1869,
— Revoked, Jan. 5, 1870)

1869; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 20, 1869, to Jan. 7, 1871, — of Geography, History, and Ethics, to Aug. 31, 1871, — as Principal Assistant Professor of Mathematics, to Aug. 31, 1874, — and Acting Signal Officer, Aug. 28, 1869, to Aug. 30,

(Assigned to 2d Artillery, Dec. 15, 1870)

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, Jan. 1, 1871)

1874; in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 12, 1874, to Mar. 31, 1876, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1 to Aug. 4, 1876; as Assistant in Signal Office at Washington, D. C., Aug. 5, 1876 (Special service in Arizona, Nov. 6, 1879, to Feb. 4, 1880,

(Captain, 4th Artillery, Sep. 14, 1883)

and in Dakota and Montana, July 3 to Oct. 13, 1883), to Oct. 27, 1883; in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., to Apr. 4, 1888, — and Instructor in Artillery, at Ft. Monroe, Va., (Artillery School for Practice), to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: at Fortress Monroe, Va., as Instructor Department of Artillery to April 6, 1898. — In garrison, Fortress Monroe,  p152 Va., to April 30, 1898. — Acting Inspector-General Department of the East, June 24 to Nov. 14, 1898. — Artillery Inspector and Ordnance Officer Department of the East, May 23, 1898 to ––––

(Major of Artillery, 7th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

Vol. V
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Artillery Inspector and Ordnance Officer Department of the East, May 23, 1898

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, May 8, 1901)

to Feb., 1902.

(Colonel, Artillery Corps, Oct. 15, 1902)

— Commandant Artillery School, 1902‑04. — General Officer, General Staff, U. S. A., and member of Joint Army and Navy Board, 1902‑04. — Member Board of Ordnance and Fortification, 1901‑02 and 1904‑05.

(Brig.‑General, Chief of Artillery, Jan. 29, 1904)

— Member National Coast Defense Board, 1905‑07.

(Major-General, June 17, 1905)

Retired from Active Service June 19, 1905,
at his own request, after 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Author, Elastic Strength of Guns. — Residence, Los Angeles, Cal.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Patten Story, Born Aug. 25, 1841.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Chief of Artillery, Jan. 29, 1904.

Major-General, U. S. A., June 17, 1905.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 19, 1905,
at His Own Request, after 40 Years' Service.

After retirement, was retained for two years as member of Board of National Defense; on duty inspecting fortifications of San Francisco, San Pedro Harbor and Fort Rosecrans, Cal., in August, 1905, and in March, 1906; in 1906, under special instructions, he visited Honolulu and Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and Guam and the Philippines, returning to U. S. in October; in 1907, member of Board to witness test of certain guns at Sandy Hook, N. J., and member of wire Wound Gun Board at Washington, D. C.

Died, March 25, 1915, at Pasadena, Cal.: Aged 74.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1916.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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