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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born Ct.)

Owen P. Ransom

(Ap'd Ct.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1834, to July 1, 1838, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Dragoons, July 1, 1838.

Served: in the Florida War, 1838; in the Cherokee Nation, 1838‑39, while transferring the Indians to the West; in the Florida War, 1839‑42;

(First Lieut., 2d Dragoons, Feb. 18, 1840)

and on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1842‑45.

Dismissed, Nov. 3, 1845, for Drunkenness.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, 1846‑61, employed in the survey,  p721 location, and construction of various railroads, etc., in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Ohio, Indiana, etc.

Military History. — Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding

(Colonel, 1st Ohio Cavalry Volunteers, Sep., 1861)

States, in Military Operations in Kentucky, 1861‑62.

Resigned, Jan., 1862.

Civil History. — Engineer, Indianapolis and Cincinnati Railroad, 1862‑18–––.

Died, Jan. 10, 1880, at Newport Barracks, Ky.: Aged 62.

Buried, Highland Cemetery, buried:Fort Mitchell, KY.

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