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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born Mo.)

Langdon C. Easton

(Ap'd Mo.)


Langdon Cheves Easton: Born Aug. 10, 1814, St. Louis, MO.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 1, 1838.

Served: in the Florida War, 1838‑42; on frontier duty at Ft. Towson,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, July 23, 1839, to Apr. 15, 1851)

I. T., 1842‑46; on Recruiting service, 1846‑47; and on Quartermaster

(Captain, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster, Mar. 3, 1847)

duty at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1847‑49, being engaged in studying the Army of the West in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, — St. Louis, Mo., 1849‑50, — Chief Quartermaster of the Department of New Mexico, July, 1850, to July, 1851, — Member of Board to select the site of Ft. Riley, Kan., 1852, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1852‑53, — Chief Quartermaster of the Department of New Mexico, July 20, 1853, to Sep. 15, 1858, — Member of Board to select site of a fort near the head waters of the Red River of the North, May 19 to Oct. 20, 1859, — and at Kansas City, 1860, forwarding supplies for New Mexico and posts on the plains.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: in charge of Quartermaster depot at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., July 15, 1861, to Dec. 3,

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Aug. 3, 1861)

1863; as Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland in the field, Dec. 15, 1863, to May 4, 1864; as Chief Quartermaster of the Armies commanded by Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman, May 4, 1864, to June 27, 1865 (Colonel, ex officio, Aug. 2, 1864), being present at the Operations of the

(Colonel, U. S. Volunteers, ex officio, Aug. 2, 1864, to Jan. 1, 1867)

Campaign from Chattanooga to Atlanta, — Campaign from Atlanta to the Atlantic coast, including the Capture of Savannah, Ga., Dec. 21, 1864, —

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Sep. 17, 1864, for Distinguished and Important Services in the Quartermaster Department in the Campaign of Atlanta, Ga.)

and on the coast, supplying Major-General Sherman's Armies during their march from Savannah, Ga., to Goldsborough, N. C., and thence to Washington, D. C., via Raleigh and Richmond; as Senior and Supervising

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

Quartermaster of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Sep. 5, 1865,

(Lieut. Col., Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., July 29, 1866)

to Aug. 11, 1866, — and of the Military Division of the Missouri, Aug. 11 to Sep. 5, 1866.

Served: as Chief Quartermaster of the Department of the Missouri, Sep. 5, 1866, to May 27, 1872; as Acting Chief Quartermaster of the Division of Missouri, Mar. 24 to Dec. 2, 1868; as Chief Quartermaster of the Division of the Atlantic, and in charge of Depots at Philadelphia and Schuylkill Arsenal, June 8 to Dec. 31, 1872; in charge of General

(Colonel, Staff — Asst. Quartermaster-Gen., June 6, 1872)

Depots of Philadelphia and Schuylkill Arsenal, Dec. 31, 1872, to Mar. 1, 1875; as Chief Quartermaster, Division of the Pacific, Apr. 5 to Jan. 1, 1876, — and of the Division of the Atlantic, June 24, 1875, to Aug. 9, 1878;  p711 in charge of General Depot, New York city, June 24, 1875, to Jan. 24, 1881; and as Member of Board on Army Ambulances, Aug. 31, 1876, to Feb. 24, 1877.

Retired from Active Service, Jan. 24, 1881, he being over 62 Years of Age.

Died, Apr. 29, 1884, at New York city: Aged 70.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1884.º

Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Easton's middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army; his birth data are from Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (New York, 1902).

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