1139………(Born Me.)            Napoleon J. T. Dana                 (Ap’d at Large)….…29

 

          Military History. --  Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1842.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Pike, La., 1842-43, -- Pass Christian, Mis., 1843, -- and Ft. Pike, La., 1843-45; in Military Occupation of Texas, 1845; in the War with Mexico, 1846-47, being engaged in the

(First Lieut., 7th Infantry, Feb. 16, 1847, to Aug. 24, 1851)

Defense of Ft. Brown, May 3-9, 1846, -- Battle of Monterey, Sep. 21-23, 1846, -- Siege of Vera Cruz, Mar. 9-29, 1847, -- and Battle of Cerro Gordo,

(Bvt. Captain, Apr. 18, 1847, for Gallant and Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mex.)

Apr. 17-18, where he was severely wounded in Storming the intrenchments on Telegraph Hill; on Recruiting service, 1847-48; and on Quartermaster duty at Boston,

(Captain, Staff – Asst. Quartermaster, Mar. 3, 1848)

Mas., 1848, -- Ft. Snelling, Min., 1848-49, -- Ft. Gaines (near Ft. Ripley), Min., 1850-51, -- settling accounts in Washington, D. C., 1851-52, -- at Ft. Snelling, Min., 1853, -- and Ft. Ridgely, Min., 1855-61.

Resigned, Mar. 1, 1855.

          Civil History. – Banker, St. Paul, Min., 1855-61.  Brig.-General, Minnesota Militia, 1857-61.

          Military History. – Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-65:  in command of Brigade, guarding Potomac ferries between

(Colonel, 1st Minnesota Volunteers, Oct. 2, 1861)

Washington, D. C., and Harper’s Ferry, Va., Oct., 1861, -- and in the Shenandoah Valley, Nov., 1861, to Apr., 1862; in the Virginia Peninsular

(Brig.-General, U. S. Volunteers, Feb. 3, 1862)

Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Apr. to Aug., 1862, being engaged in the Siege of Yorktown, Apr. 5 to May 4, 1862, -- Combat of West Point, May 8, 1862, -- Battle of Fair Oaks, May 31 to June 1, 1862, -- Advanced line before Richmond, June 1-29, 1862, -- Action at Peach Orchard, and Battle of Savage Station, June 29, 1862, -- Action of White Oak Swamp, and Battle of Glendale, June 30, 1862, -- Battle of Malvern Hill, July 1, 1862, -- and Skirmish at Harrison’s Lauding, July 2, 1862; in the Maryland Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Sep., 1862, being engaged in the Battle of South Mountain, Sep. 14, 1862, -- and Battle of Antietam, Sep. 17, 1862, where he was severely wounded; on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, 1862-63; in command of the Defenses of Philadelphia, Pa.,

(Maj.-General, U. S. Volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862)

July-Aug., 1863; on Operations in the Department of the Gulf, being engaged in the Action of Fordoche Bayou, Sep., 1863, -- in command of Expedition by Sea to the Rio Grande, Oct., 1863, landing t Brazos Santiago, Oct. 27, and driving the enemy as high as Laredo, Tex., -- and in Occupation of Matagorda Bay and Indianola, and command of 13th Army Corps., Dec., 1863, to Jan., 1864; and in command of the District of Vicksburg, Aug. 17 to Oct. 30, 1864, -- of 16th Army Corps, and District of West Tennessee and Vicksburg, Nov., 1864, -- and of the Department of Mississippi, Dec., 1864, to May 27, 1865.

Resigned, May 27, 1865.

          Civil History. – General Agent of American-Russian Commercial Company of San Francisco in Alaska and at Washington, 1866-71.  Superintendent of several railroads in Illinois, 1872-78; and of Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad at Rock Island, Ill., 1878.  Commissioner in charge of Railroad Pools, at St. Louis, Mo., 1878-81.  President of Montana and Union Railway Company, since 1885.

 


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