470………(Born O.)       Ebenezer S. Sibley     (Ap’d Mich.)……..1

 

          Military History.  – Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1823, to July 1, 1827, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut. Of Artillery, July 1, 1827.

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, July 1, 1827.

          Served:  in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1827-29, -- Ft. Independence, Mas., 1828, -- Ft. Moultrie, S. C., 1828, -- and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), 1828-29; on Engineer duty, Apr. 4, 1829, to Jan. 25, 1836; in the Florida War, 1836;

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Mar. 6, 1834)

on Engineer duty, Sep. 7, 1836, to Nov. 20, 1836; on Indian duty, May 3, 1837, to Apr. 20, 1838; as Aide-de-Camp to Bvt. Brig.-General Brady, Jan. to July 7, 1838; on Quartermaster duty at Savannah, Ga., 1838-40,

(Capt., Staff – Asst.-Quartermaster, July 7, 1838)

in the Florida War, 1840-42, -- at Savannah, Ga., 1842-44, -- Houlton, Me., 1844-45, -- Boston Harbor, Mas., 1845, -- Military Occupation of Texas,

(Captain, First Artillery, Aug. 31, 1844, to June 18, 1846)

1845-46, -- in the War with Mexico, 1846-48, being engaged in the Battle of Buena Vista, Feb. 22-23, 1847, and in collecting Internal Customs,

(Bvt. Major, Feb. 23, 1847, for Gallant and

Meritorious Conduct in the Battle of Buena Vista, Mex.)

1847-48, -- at Detroit, Mich., 1848-51, -- as Chief Quartermaster of the department of New Mexico, 1851-53, -- Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1854-57, -- and as Asst. in the Quartermaster-General’s Office at

(Major, Staff – Quartermaster, Dec. 22, 1856)

Washington, D. C., 1857-61.

          Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861-64:  as Principal

(Bvt. Lieut.-Col., May 6, 1861)

(Bvt. Colonel, June 12, 1861)

Assistant to the Quartermaster-General at Washington D. C.,

(Lieut.-Col., Staff – Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., Aug. 3, 1861)

Apr. 12, 1861, to Apr. 15, 1864.

Resigned, Apr. 15, 1864.

          Civil History. – Vice-president, at New York, of Grand Portage Copper Company, 1864-84; and of Lake Superior Silver-Lead Company, 1864-84.

Died, Aug. 14 , 1884, at Detroit, Mich.:  Aged 79. 


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