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JOHN HENRY GIFFORD ~ 16TH INDIANA INFANTRY
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J. H. Gifford, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted as Private, 16th Indiana Volunteers, for one year. Served in Western Virginia.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 17, 1867.Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 19, 1867, to June 4, 1868, — Ft. Kodiak, Alas., Aug. 2, 1868, to Apr. 15, 1869, — Ft. Kenay, Alas., Apr. 17 to Oct., 1869, — and Sitka, Alas., Oct. 11, 1869, to Oct., 1870; in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 22, 1870, to June, 1871, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., June to Sep., 1871, — Presidio, June, 1871, to Apr., 1872, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1872, to May 1, 1873, — Ft. Macon, N. C., June 5, 1873,(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 1, 1874)to Dec. 22, 1874, — Raleigh, N. C., Dec. 24, 1874, to Sep. 21, 1875, — Ft. Macon, N. C., to Oct. 29, 1875, — Morganton, N. C., Nov. 2, 1875, to Apr. 27, 1877, — and Washington Arsenal, D. C., Apr. 29 to July 18, 1877; suppressing Railroad Disturbances in West Virginia and Maryland, July 19 to Aug. 30, 1877; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., to Dec., 1877; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Dec. 12, 1877, to May, 1878, — Ft. Clark, Tex., May, 1878, to Feb. 26, 1880, — San Antonio, Tex., to May 21, 1880, — Corpus Christi, Tex., to May 4, 1881, — and Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to June 21, 1881 (leave of absence, to Nov. 20, 1881); and in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Aug. 6, 1883, — Washington Barracks, D. C., to May, 1885, — Little Rock, Ark., to Sep., 1888, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to –––––.Vol. IV
p176[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]Military History. — Served: At Fort Monroe, Va., to Sept. 1, 1890; garrison duty at Fort Warren, Mas., to Sept. 26, 1891; with Light Battery at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Oct. 1 to Nov. 14, 1891; at the Cavalry and Light Artillery School, Fort Riley, Kan., to Oct. 2, 1893; garrison duty at Fort Preble, Me., to March 31, 1898.(Retired from Active Service, with rank of Captain,
for disability in the line of duty, March 8, 1898)Vol. V
p146[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]Military History. — Served as Quartermaster of Southern Branch, National Soldier's Home, for D. V. S., from Jan. 12, 1899 to July 31, 1905.Major, U. S. A., Retired April 5, 1909.— Residence, Fort Monroe, Va. Vol. VI
p130[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920](John Henry Gifford, Born June 15, 1843.)Military History. —First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Nov. 1, 1874.Captain, U. S. A., Retired, March 8, 1898,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty. Major, U. S. A., on Retired List, April 5, 1909,
Act of April 23, 1904.Died May 21, 1913, at West Point, N. Y.: Aged 70.



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