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the post, which is garrisoned by two companies (C and I) of his
regiment, but he was temporarily absent on detached service and
the command devolved on the next senior, 1st Lieut. S. M. Barton.79
The troops under arms on the day of inspection, August Ist, were:
Medical Dept. Asst. Surgeon Basil Norris.so
Company C. Ist Lt. S. M. Barton, 2d Lt. P. T. Swaine,8s of Compy.
H, temporarily serving with C, and 29 men.
Company I. 2d Lt. E. D. Phillips,82 and 27 men.
The absent officers were:
Company C. Capt. J. B. Plummer," absent sick (date of leaving
regt. not given, but he has been a long time off duty)
and 2d Lt. S. B. Holabird,s4 Regte. Quartermaster.
Company I. Capt. J. H. King, on board of officers at Fort Ewell
since July 9, 1853; and ist Lt. S. Hamilton,58 (Bvt.
Capt.) A. D. C. [aide-de-camp] to the General-in-
Chief-not served with his compy. since May 7, 1847-
The troops appeared in the undress clothing of the old pattern,
the new uniform not having yet arrived. The clothing of the men,
though generally much worn, was neat; their arms (Harper's Ferry
percussion muskets) were in fair condition; their instruction, only
Georgia; and major general on March 13, 1865, for gallantry and meritorious
service in the field. He became major general of Volunteers on May 31, 1865, for
gallant and meritorious service during the war. Heitman, Historical Register of
the United States Army, I, 599.
79Lieutenant Seth Maxwell Barton graduated from the Military Academy in 1849.
He resigned from the United States Army on June 11, 1861, and served as a
brigadier general in the Confederate States Army from 1861 to 1865. Ibid., 197.
soBasil Norris was breveted lieutenant colonel on March 13, 1865, for meritorious
service, and was promoted to colonel for diligent discharge of duties during the
war. He died on November lo, 1895. Ibid., 751.
slPeter Tyler Swaine graduated from the Military Academy in 1852. He was
commissioned colonel in the Ninety-ninth Ohio Infantry on September 4, 1862. He
was breveted major on April 7, 1862, for gallantry at Shiloh, and lieutenant colonel
on December 31, 1862, for gallantry at Murfreesboro. He became a colonel on March
13, 1865, for faithful service during the war. Ibid., 938.
s2Edwin D. Phillips graduated from the Military Academy in 1852. He was made
a captain on May 14, 1861. He died on November 26, 1864. Ibid., 789.
s3Joseph Bennett Plummer graduated from the Military Academy in 1841. He
was made a colonel in the Eleventh Missouri Infantry on September 25, 1861, and
became a brigadier general in the Volunteers on October 22, 1861. He died on
August 19, 1862. Ibid., 795-
s4Samuel Beckley Holabird graduated from the Military Academy in 1849. He
was commissioned lieutenant colonel on July 29, 1866, colonel on January 22, 1881,
and brigadier general quartermaster general on July 1, 1883. Ibid., 536.
slSchuyler Hamilton graduated from the Military Academy in 1841. He was
breveted first lieutenant on September 23, 1846, for gallantry at Monterrey; captain
on August 13, 1847, for gallantry at Milflores. He resigned from the United States
Army on March 31, 1855, but returned as a major general of Volunteers on
November 12, 1862. He resigned again on February 27, 1863. Ibid., 494.
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