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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Mas.)

Joshua H. Bates

(Ap'd Mas.)


Joshua Hall Bates: Born Mar. 5, 1817, Boston, MA.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: in the Florida War, on various Staff duties, 1837‑38, being engaged against the Seminole Indians in the Action of Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West; in the Florida War, 1838‑39; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1839; at the Camp of Instruction near Trenton, N. J., 1839; and on the Northern Frontier during Canada Border Disturbances,

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Jan. 31, 1842)

at Cleveland, O., 1839‑41, — and Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1842.

Resigned, July 20, 1842.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Cincinnati, O., 1842‑61. Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff (Division Inspector, Ohio Militia), 1856‑58, — and Brig.‑General, 1859‑61.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding

(Brig.‑General, Ohio Volunteers, Apr. 27, 1861)

States, 1861, in organizing Ohio Volunteers at Camps Harrison and Dennison, which he commanded till he was

Mustered out of Service, Aug. 27, 1861.

After leaving service, he voluntarily organized recruits for the field, — was a Member of the Sanitary Commission, — and commanded a Division when Cincinnati was threatened by the Rebels in 1862.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Cincinnati, O., since 1861. Member of the Senate of the State of Ohio, 1864‑66, and 1876‑78. Republican Presidential Elector, of the State of Ohio, 1872.

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

Civil History. — Lawyer, Cincinnati, O.

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

Civil History. — Lawyer, Cincinnati, O., till 1905, when he retired from business.

Died July 26, 1908, at Cincinnati, Ohio: Aged 91.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice with a portrait.

Buried, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.

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