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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born Ill.)

John McClellan​1

(Ap'd Mis.)


Born Chicago, IL.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 9, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: on leave of absence in Europe, June 17 to Mar., 1868; in garrison at New Orleans, La., Mar. 10 to Apr., 1868, — and Ft. Jefferson, Fla., May 2, 1868, to Feb., 1869; on sick leave of absence, to Apr., 1869; on General Recruiting Service, Apr. 14 to June 3, 1869; in garrison at Ft. Warren, Mas., June 11, 1869, to Sep. 21, 1875 (leave of absence,

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Jan. 5, 1870)

Dec. 30, 1870, to Feb. 10, 1871, Dec. 28, 1871, to Feb. 14, 1872, and Jan. 7 to Mar. 10, 1874); on Signal Duty at Ft. Whipple, Va., Sep. 30, 1875, to Jan. 17, 1878, — and Inspector of the Signal Service, to Apr. 30, 1881; on leave of absence, to Nov. 17, 1881; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y. (Special Service under orders of State Department, Aug. 23 to Nov. 9, 1883), to May 24, 1884; on sick leave of absence, to Nov. 24, 1884; and in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., (leave of absence in Europe, May 4 to Sep. 10, 1885, and Camp Grant, Riverside Park, New York city, to Oct. 14, 1885), to Aug. 26, 1886, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Sep. 1, 1888, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to –––––.

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

Military History. — With Light Battery F, 5th Artillery, Oct. 1, 1890 to Oct. 1, 1893, at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., when transferred to Battery B. — In command of Battery B, at Fort Canby, Wash., June, 1894, and during strike on Northern Pacific Railroad, during July, 1894, at Tacoma and Seattle, Wash., and at Hope, Ida. — Commended by Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Robert H. Hall, commanding, and also by Railroad Company, for services.

(Captain of Artillery, 5th Artillery, Oct. 25, 1894)

— Assigned to Battery L, 5th Artillery, at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., and served there till Oct., 1896, — At Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., till March, 1898. — Fort Hancock, N. J., till Aug., 1898.

(Major and Chief Ordnance Officer U. S. Volunteers, July 18, 1898)

— Assigned to duty with 7th Army Corps. — Appointed Assistant to Chief Ordnance Officer, 7th Corps, in charge of Depot at Jacksonville, Fla., Aug. 10, 1898. — Chief Ordnance Officer, 7th Army Corps, Oct. 2 to Nov. 2, 1898. — In charge of Depot at Savannah, Ga., Nov. 10, 1898 to Jan. 12, 1899, when having transferred the ordnance stores to Havana, Cuba, he reported at Havana, Jan. 14, 1899. — Assistant to Chief Ordnance Officer, Division of Cuba, till March 11, 1899; on duty at Headquarters, Division of Cuba, from March 11, 1899 to ––––

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, May 12, 1899)

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

Military History. — Served at Headquarters, Division of Cuba, from March 11, 1899 to April 5, 1899; at Fort Hancock, N. J., and at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y.

(Major, Artillery Corps, Feb. 28, 1901)

— Commanded Fort Greble, R. I., and at times in command of Artillery District of Narragansett, Aug., 1901 to Dec., 1902. — Commanded Artillery District of Honolulu, Jan., 1903 to July, 1905.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Aug. 11, 1903)

Commanded Fort Rosecrans, Cal., Aug., 1905 to March, 1906.

(Colonel, Artillery Corps, March 16, 1906)

— In command of Artillery District of Key West, Fla., April and May, 1906.

(Brig.‑General, U. S. A., June 1, 1906)

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired June 9, 1906,
at his own request, after more than 40 Years' Service.

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

(Born Apr. 11, 1847.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, March 16, 1906.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 1, 1906.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 9, 1906,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Director Bishop Trust Co. of Honolulu and of Savage Munitions Co. of San Diego, Cal.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, Artillery Corps, Mar. 16, 1906.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., June 1, 1906.

 p87  Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 9, 1906,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Nov. 24, 1928, at San Diego, Calif.: Aged 81.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1929.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.John McClellan, Captain, Topographical Engineers.

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. McClellan's birthplace is from the Biographical Directory of the State of New York, 1900.

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