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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Jared L. Rathbone

(Ap'd at Large)


Jared Lawrence Rathbone: Born September, 1844, Albany, NY.​a

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., 12th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Richmond, Va., Sep., 1865, to Jan., 1866, — Williamsburg, Va., Jan. to Mar., 1866, — Norfolk, Va., Mar. to June, 1866, and Ft. Monroe, Va., June, 1866; as Adjutant, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry, Nov. 9, 1865, to July 4, 1866; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Schofield, Aug. 16, 1866, to June 28, 1872, at headquarters, Department of the Potomac and First Military District, to June, 1868, — at War Department to Mar. 5, 1869, — and headquarters Division of the

(Transferred to 1st Artillery, Mar. 5, 1869)

Pacific, to June 28, 1872 (leave of absence, Mar. to Aug. 31, 1871).

Resigned, June 28, 1872.

Civil History. — Farming, Mining, and Stock-raising in California, 1872‑87. Consul-General of the United States at Paris, France, May 18, 1887, to July, 1890.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Farmer in California to 1877. — U. S. Consul-General at Paris, France, 1887‑1891. — Received Legion of Honor decoration for special services rendered French government. — Served during the Spanish War, 1898, with Generals Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Merritt, Merriam and Otis.

Died, May 2, 1907, at San Francisco, Cal.: Aged 64.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Menlo Park, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Rathbone's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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