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J.H. McArthur

J.H. McArthur

Federal (USA)


Joseph Hunter McArthur

(1825 - 1902)

Home State: Missouri

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1849;Class Rank: 37th

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 5th United States Cavalry

Before Antietam

Service Summary:
2nd Lt., July 1,1849;
1st Lt., 2nd US Cavalry March 3, 1855;
Captain June 28, 1860;
To 5th Cavalry 3 Aug 1861;
Appointed LtColonel, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 11 Sept 1861;
Honorably mustered out of Vol service 3 Feb 1862;
[back to 5th Cavalry when?]
Major 3rd US Cavalry 25 Sept 1863;
Retired 2 Nov 1863

After the War

From The Daily Morning News Batavia, Genesee Co., NY December 19, 1879

The Le Roy correspondent of the Rochester Express writes: On Wednesday evening the residence of the late Deacon Stephen COVERT, of Le Roy, was the scene of a brilliant wedding, at which time Miss Frances COVERT, one of the most respected and amiable of Le Roy ladies, was united in marriage to Major Joseph H. McARTHUR of the United States Army. Major McARTHUR is a graduate of West Point, and occupies a high social position in the city of Chicago. Their many friends wish them a happy and prosperous future.

References & notes

Basic service information from Heitman1. The photo here from Thirty-Fourth Annual Reunion of the Association of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy (10 June 1903), posted online with the accompanying obituary text by Bill Thayer. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


02/15/1825; Ste. Genevieve, MO


1/23/1902; Chicago, IL; burial in East Side Cemetery, Dodgeville, WI