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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

David D. Johnson

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Meadville, PA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 15, 1868.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Jefferson, Fla., Sep. 25, 1868, to Mar., 1869, — Ft. Preble, Me., Mar. 19, 1869, to Mar. 17, 1870, — Washington, D. C., Apr. 2 to July, 1870, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., to Aug., 1872; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Sep. 19, 1872, to Aug. 30, 1873, — as Principal Assistant Professor, Aug. 28 to Sep. 19, 1872, and Aug. 20, 1873, to

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Mar. 1, 1875)

Aug. 28, 1879, — and Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, Sep. 30, 1874, to Apr. 10, 1875; pursuing studies at German Universities, to Sep. 1, 1881; and in garrison at St. Augustine, Fla., to Nov. 10, 1881, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to Apr. 27, 1884, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Sep. 1, 1886, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y. (leave of absence, July 12, 1888, to July 11, 1889), to Oct. 1, 1889, — and Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served in garrison at Fort Hamilton, N. Y. H., Oct. 1, 1889 to May 1, 1890; Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., May, 1890 to Aug., 1891; on march and in camp of instruction, June to Aug., 1890. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Purdue University, La Fayette, Ind., Sept. 1, 1891 to Feb., 1894; and at St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., Feb., 1894 to Oct. 1, 1895. — On leave of absence, Oct., 1895 until retirement.

Retired from Active Service
for disability in the line of duty, Feb. 1, 1896

— Detailed as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., Oct., 1898 to –––––; Residence, St. Louis, Mo. — Offered his services to the War Department at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war, and also to the State of Missouri.

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

Military History. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Mo., Oct., 1898 to Sept., 1903. — Residence, St. Louis, Mo.

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

(David Dick Johnson, Born Dec. 11, 1845.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 5th Artillery, March 1, 1875.

First Lieut., U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 1, 1896,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At St. Louis, Mo., Professor of Military Science and Tactics at St. Louis University, October, 1898, to September, 1903;

(Captain, U. S. A., on Retired List, June 3, 1916,
By Act of June 3, 1916)

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

 p92  Military History: —

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, June 3, 1916,
By Act of June 3, 1916.

Died, Mar. 5, 1930, at Pelham Manor, N. Y.: Aged 84.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1930.

Buried, St. Louis, MO.​b

Thayer's Notes:

a Capt. Johnson's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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b Capt. Johnson's burial place is from his AOG obituary.

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