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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Amos B. Eaton

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Amos Beebe Eaton: Born May 12, 1806.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Second Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Served: in garrison at Cantonment Clinch, Fla., 1827, — Ft. King, Fla., 1827‑28, — and Hancock Barracks, Me., 1828‑29; on Recruiting service,  p382 1830; in garrison at Hancock Barracks, Me., 1830‑31, — and Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1831‑32; on Recruiting service, 1832‑33; in garrison at Ft.

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, July 21, 1834)

Niagara, N. Y., 1833‑34, — and Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1834‑35, 1835‑36; on Commissary duty, 1836; in garrison at Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1836‑37, — and Ft. Howard, Wis., 1837; in the Florida War, 1837‑41, on Commissary

(Capt., Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, July 7, 1838)

and other Staff duties; on Commissary duty on the Northern Frontier,

(Captain, 2d Infantry, Mar. 1, 1839, to June 18, 1846)

during Canada Border Disturbances, at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., and in New York city, 1841‑46, — as Chief Commissary of Subsistence of the Army commanded by Major-General Taylor, in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, being engaged in the Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22‑23, 1847, — at St. Louis, Mo., 1849‑50, — as Chief

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 23, 1847,
for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

of Commissariat of the Department of the Pacific, headquarters at San Francisco, Cal., Mar. 10, 1851, to June 18, 1855, — at New York city, as Purchasing and Depot Commissary of Subsistence, 1855‑61.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66; as Depot Commissary at New York city, and Purchasing Commissary for the

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, May 9, 1861)

(Lieut.‑Col., Staff — Asst. Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence, Sep. 29, 1861)

Armies in the field, 1861‑64; and on Special Inspection of the Department

(Col., Staff — Asst. Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence, Feb. 9, 1863)

of the South, May‑June, 1864.

Brig.‑Gen., Staff — Com.‑Gen. of Subsistence of the U. S. Army, June 29, 1864.

Served: As Commissary-General, in charge of Bureau at Washington, D. C., June 29, 1864, to May 1, 1874.

Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865, for Faithful, Meritorious, and Distinguished Services in the Subsistence Department during the Rebellion.

Retired from Active Service, May 1, 1874, under the Law of July 17, 1862, having Served Faithfully more than 45 Years.

Died, Feb. 21, 1877, at New Haven, Ct.: Aged 71.

Buried, Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT.

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