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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1833

Vol. I

(Born Pa.)

Edmund Schriver

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1829, to July 1, 1833, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 1, 1833.

Served: in garrison in Tennessee, and at Ft. Mitchell, Ala., 1833‑34; at the Military Academy, as Asst. Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Mar. 18,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, July 31, 1834)

1834, to Nov. 23, 1835; in the Adjutant-General's Office at Washington,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 1, 1836)

D. C., Nov. 25, 1835, to July 7, 1838; as Asst. Adjutant-General, in

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Adjutant-General, July 7, 1838)

Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, 1838‑39, — in the Florida War, 1839, — in Adjutant-General's Office, Washington, D. C., 1839‑41, — and

(Captain, 2d Artillery, Apr. 17, 1842, to June 18, 1846)

at Headquarters of Eastern Department, Sep. 1, 1841, to July 31, 1846.

Resigned, July 31, 1846.

Civil History. — Treasurer of Saratoga and Washington Railroad Company, N. Y., 1847‑52, — of Saratoga and Schenectady Railroad Company, 1847‑61, — and of Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad Company, 1847‑61. President of Rensselaer and Saratoga Railroad, 1851‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: as Col., Staff — Aide-de‑Camp to Governor Morgan, of New York, Apr. to July 14, 1861; in recruiting, organizing, and instructing

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 11th Infantry, May 14, 1861)

his regiment at Ft. Independence, Mas., July 18-Oct. 14, 1861, and at Perryville, Md., Oct. 16, 1861, to Mar. 15, 1862; as Chief of Staff of 1st Corps (Army of the Potomac), Mar. 15, 1862, to Jan., 1863, in the

(Col., Staff — Additional Aide-de‑Camp, May 18, 1862)

advance upon and occupation of Fredericksburg, Va., May 25, 1862; in the Shenandoah Campaign, June‑July, 1862; as Chief of Staff of 3d Corps, in the Northern Virginia Campaign, Aug.‑Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, Aug. 9, 1862, — passage of the Rappahannock, Aug. 24‑27, 1862, — and Battle of Manassas, Aug. 29‑30, 1862, — as Acting Inspector-General, Jan.‑Mar., 1863, and Inspector-

(Col., Staff — Inspector-General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1863)

General, Mar. 13, 1863, to Mar. 22, 1865, of the Army of the Potomac, being engaged with it at the Battle of Chancellorsville (Rappahannock Campaign), May 2‑4, 1863, — Battle of Gettysburg, July 1‑3, 1863 (Pennsylvania Campaign), and bearer to the War Department of thirty-one battle flags and other trophies of victory from that field, — pursuit of the Rebel army through Virginia, ending with the Mine Run Expedition, Nov. 30, 1863, — and in the Richmond Campaign, from the Rapidan to

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Aug. 1, 1864,
for Faithful and Meritorious Services in the Field)

 p549  Petersburg; on Special duty under orders of the Secretary of War,

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Meritorious and Distinguished Services during the Rebellion)

Mar. 22 to June 23, 1865; on tour of Inspection of Quartermaster Depots, June 28 to Aug. 23, 1865; in waiting orders, Aug. 23 to Oct. 7, 1865; on tour of inspection, Oct. 7 to Nov. 30, 1865.

Served: on Special duty in the Secretary of War's Office, Dec. 10, 1865, to Apr. 15, 1871; in charge of the Inspection Bureau, Dec. 10, 1865, to Mar., 1869, and May, 1871, to Oct., 1872; as Inspector of the Military Academy, July 30, 1866, to Apr. 15, 1871; on tour of Inspection in Texas, New Mexico, and Kansas, and of the Recruiting Service, Oct., 1872, to Jan. 25, 1873; in preparing reports in Washington, particularly upon the affairs of the Freedmen's Bureau, Jan.‑Oct., 1873; on duty in the War Department, Oct., 1873, to May, 1876; as Inspector-General of the Division of the Pacific, May 29, 1876, to Jan. 4, 1881; and as Member of Retiring Board at San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 16 to Dec. 15, 1877, — and of Board to examine the case of Dr. Hammond, late Surgeon-General, U. S. Army, Nov. 19, 1878, to May 8, 1879.

Retired from Active Service, Jan. 4, 1881, he being over 62 Years of Age.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died, Feb. 10, 1899, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 87.

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