McGinness, John Randolph; briggen., U. S. A.; born, near Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 17, 1840; son of Francis and Anne (Hartford) McGinness; graduate, U. S. Military Academy, 1863; unmarried; appointed 1st lieut. ordnance, June 11, 1863; took part in Civil War, becoming chief ordnance officer, Dept. of the South, April, 1864, and afterward on various duties; bvtd. capt. and maj. for gallant and meritorious services before Charleston; promoted capt., Feb. 10, 1869; maj. June 1, 1881; lieut.col., July 7, 1898; col., June 14, 1902; chief ordnance officer P. I., Dec. 31, 1898-April 1, 1901; Dept. Cal., 1901-1902, Lakes, 1902-1904; brig. gen. and retired, Sept. IT. 1904.
Biographical Sketch of John Randolph McGinness
MLA Source Citation:The Book of Clevelanders: A Biographical Dictionary of Living Men of the City of Cleveland. Burrows Book Company. 1914. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 24 April 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/ohio/biographical-sketch-of-john-randolph-mcginness.htm - Last updated on Mar 12th, 2012
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