List of Assignments
[RG 94, entry 297, 5397 ACP 1883 Nolan]
33029 A.G.O. 1896
Adjutant General’s Office
Washington, February 20, 1896
Statement of military service of Nicholas Nolan, late of the United States Army, compiled from the records of this office:
He served as a private and Corporal of Battery M, 4th Artillery, from December 9, 1852, to September 1, 1858; as Private, Corporal, Sergeant and 1st Sergeant, of Troop K, 2nd Dragoons, from September 1, 1858 to September 5, 1861, and as Sergeant and 1st Sergeant of Troop B, 6th Cavalry, from September 5, 1861 to September 22, 1862, when he was discharged, having accepted appointment as 2nd Lieutenant, 6th Cavalry.
2nd Lieutenant, 6th Cavalry 17 July 1862
1st Lieutenant, 5 July 1864
Captain, 10th Cavalry 28 July 1866
Major, 3rd Cavalry 19 Dec’r 1882
He was brevetted, 1st Lieutenant, August 1, 1863, “for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Brandy Station, Va.”, and Captain, March 31, 1865, “for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Dinwiddie Court-House, Virginia.
He served as an officer with his regiment in the Army of the Potomac to July 11, 1863; Acting Assistant Inspector General, Regular Cavalry Brigade, to September, 1863, and Aide-de-Camp to General Pleasanton, to October 14, 1863, when he was wounded in action at Auburn, Va., and was absent sick on account of his wounds to January, 1864; with his regiment in the Army of the Potomac, and in the Shenandoah Valley, to March 30, 1865, when taken prisoner and paroled at the battle of Dinwiddie Court-House, Va.; on parole and on leave to May, 1865; with regiment in Maryland to October, 1865, and in Texas, and the Indian Territory to November 13, 1870; before a Board at Washington, D.C., to January, 1871; with his regiment in the Indian Territory and in Texas, to February 8, 1883, Commanding the Post of Fort Huachuca, Arizona, to August 14, 1883, and the Post of Fort Apache, Arizona, to October 16, 1883, when left on leave of absence for Holbrook, Arizona, where he died, October 25, 1883.
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