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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1838

Vol. I

(Born N. Y.)

Justus McKinstry

(Ap'd Mich.)


Born July 6, 1814.

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., 2d Infantry, July 1, 1838.

Served: in garrison at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., 1838, — and Ft. Gratiot, Mich., 1838; in the Florida War, 1838‑41, 1841‑42; in garrison at

(First Lieut., 2d Infantry, Apr. 18, 1841)

Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1842‑44; on Recruiting service, 1844‑45; in garrison at Ft. Niagara, N. Y., 1845‑46, — and Ft. Columbus, N. Y., 1846; in the War with Mexico, 1846‑48, on Quartermaster duty, being

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

engaged in the Battle of Churubusco, Aug. 20, 1847 (in command of a

(Bvt. Major, Aug. 20, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct
in the Battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mex.)

company of Volunteers), — and Battle of Chapultepec, Sep. 13, 1847; on leave of absence, 1848; on Quartermaster duty, with Commissioners

(Captain, 2d Infantry, Jan. 12, 1848: Vacated, Jan. 12, 1848)

running the Boundary Line between the United States and Mexico, 1849‑50, — in California, 1850‑55, — at Ft. Myers, Fla., 1856, — and at Ft. Brooke, Fla., 1856‑58; in waiting orders, 1859‑60; and as Chief

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Aug. 3, 1861,
for Fourteen Years' Service as Captain)

Quartermaster of the Department of the West, Jan. 10, 1861, to Sep. 21, 1861.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑63; in command

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, Sep. 2,º 1861, to July 17, 1862)

of a division in Military Operations in Missouri, Sep. 21 to Nov. 7,  p727 1861; and in arrest at St. Louis, Mo., awaiting trial by Court Martial, 1861‑63.

Dismissed, Jan. 28, 1863, for Neglect and Violation of Duty,
to the Prejudice of Good Order and Military Discipline.

Civil History. — Stock Broker, New York city, 1864‑67. Land Agent at Rolla, Mo., 1867. Unknown since 1867.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died Dec. 11, 1897, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 81.

Buried, Highland Park Cemetery, Ypsilanti, MI.

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