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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1835

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

John H. Martindale

(Ap'd N. Y.)


John Henry Martindale: Born Mar. 20, 1815, Sandy Hill, NY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1831, to July 1, 1835, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, July 1, 1835.

On leave of absence, July 1, 1835, to Mar. 10, 1836.

Resigned, Mar. 10, 1836.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer of Saratoga and Washington Railroad, N. Y., 1836. Counselor at Law, Batavia, N. Y., 1838‑51, — and at Rochester, N. Y., 1851‑61. District Attorney of Genesee County, N. Y., 1842‑45, and 1847‑50.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Aug. 9, 1861)

States, 1861‑64: in the defenses of Washington, D. C., Aug., 1861, to Mar., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Mar. to July, 1862, being engaged in the Siege at Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, — Capture of Hanover C. H., May 27, 1862, — Battle of Mechanicsville, June 25, 1862, — Battle of Gaines' Mill, June 27, 1862, — Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, — and Skirmish at Harrison's Landing, July 2, 1862; on sick leave of absence, July 8 to Oct., 1862; as Military Governor of the District of Columbia, Nov., 1862, to May 1, 1864; in Operations south of Richmond (Army of the James), May 6 to June 1, 1864, being engaged in several minor actions about Bermuda Hundred, and, with the Army of the Potomac, participated in the Battles of Cold Harbor, June 1‑3, 1864, — and Siege of Petersburg, June 12‑July 22, 1864, including engagements with the enemy, June 15, 16, and 18, 1864; in command of 18th Army Corps, July 7‑22, 1864; and on sick leave of absence, July 22 to Sep. 13, 1864, when, on account of ill health, he

Resigned, Sep. 13, 1864.

 p589  Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Distinguished Services at the Battle of Malvern Hill, Va.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Rochester, N. Y., 1864‑81. Attorney-General of the State of New York, Jan. 1, 1866, to Jan. 1, 1868. Member and Vice-President of the Board of Managers of the National Asylum for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1868‑79.

Died, Dec. 13, 1881, at Nice, France: Aged 67.

Buried, Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, NY.

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