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Civil War Soldiers - Mason
|Mason, John S., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Steubenville, Ohio, Aug. 21, 1824. He was
graduated at the United States military academy in 1847, was assigned
to the 3d artillery as 2nd lieutenant and served in the Mexican war in
1847-48. He was promoted 1st lieutenant in 1850, captain May 14, 1861,
and was commissioned colonel of the 4th Ohio volunteers Oct. 3, 1861.
His regiment was assigned to the 1st brigade, 3d division, 2nd army
corps, and he commanded the brigade in the battle of Fredericksburg
after Gen. Nathan Kimball was wounded. He was brevetted major, Sept.
17, 1862, for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of
Antietam; lieutenant-colonel Dec. 13, 1862, for similar services at
Fredericksburg, and colonel and brigadier-general U. S. A., March 13,
1865, "for gallant and meritorious services during the war" and "in
the field." He served after Jan. 9, 1863, as brigadier-general of
volunteers, his commission dating from Nov. 29, 1862. He was mustered
out of the volunteer service April 30, 1866. He was promoted major of
the 17th infantry Oct. 14, 1864, and after the war served chiefly on
the frontier with different regiments, being promoted
lieutenant-colonel of the 4th infantry, Dec. 11, 1873, and colonel of
the 9th infantry April 2, 1883. He was retired by operation of law,
Aug. 21, 1888, and died in Washington, D. C., Nov. 29, 1897.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908