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Officers of the U. S. Army - Acheson
- Acheson, John W.
Private and 1 sergt A 85 Pa infantry 1 Nov 1861 to 7 Apr 1862
2 Lieutenant 85 Pa infantry 7 Apr 1862
1 Lieutenant 31 Aug 1862
Captain Assistant Adjutant General volunteers 29 Feb 1864
Brevet Major volunteers 13 Mar 1865 for meritorious service during the campaignn from Chattanooga to Savannah thence through the Carolinas and for marked and distinguished bravery in the battle of Jonesboro Ga
honorably mustered out 19 Sept 1865
Extracted from the Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army: 1789 - 1903. Names are followed by state or country where born and then the state from which originally appointed but when there is only one place listed, it indicates the state whence appointed, the place of birth not being known. Where "Cadet Military Academy" is indicated, the next date refers to the date he entered that institution, and the figure in parenthesis represents his standing in the graduating class.
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