Friday, September 17, 2010

John B. Shinn.

John B Shinn.

Birth: 1832, New Jersey?
Death: Nov. 1, 1904.
Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County Virginia.

Third Regiment of Artillery.
Brevet Second Lieutenant John B. Shinn to be second lieutenant, September 1, 1856.

1857, Second Lieutenant John B. Shinn to be first lieutenant, May 30, 1860.

First Lieutenant John B. Shinn, 3d Regiment of Artillery, to be captain by brevet, Nov. 1, 1862, for meritorious services in bringing the Light Battery through the desert.

First Lieutenant John B. Shinn to be captain, January 20, 1864.

Captain John B. Shinn, of the Third Regiment United States Artillery, for arduous and meritorious services in successfully bringing his battery across the Yuma and Gila deserts and for faithful services in New Mexico, to date from March 13, 1865.

Santa Fe, N. Mex., June 17, 1865.

Commanding at Fort Sumner, N. Mex.:

MAJOR: You have already been informed that Captain John B. Shinn, U. S. Army, was ordered on the 26th of May to take a party and go to the head of the Rio Salado after some Navajo Indians reported to be in that portion of country by Captain Fritz, of Your regiment. Captain Shinn reports that he could not reach the head of the Rio Salado, on account of natural difficulties not well to be over some, but that from what he could learn that point could be reached readily from the Bosque. The general commanding therefore directs that You send out a sufficient party to the head of the Salado and have this whole matter thoroughly investigated by the time he reaches Fort Sumner, which will be soon.
I have the honor to be, major, very respectfully, Your obedient servant,
Assistant Adjutant-General.

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