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James Madison Johnston Sanno, American army officer. Member various military organizations.


Sanno, James Madison Johnston was born on December 10, 1840 in New Hampton, New Jersey, United States. Son of William P. and Hannah (Zeller) Sanno.


Educated in New Jersey. Assistant sergeant-at-arms, New Jersey senate, 1858. Appointed cadet from New Jersey, 1859.

Graduate West Point, 1863.


General John T. Sprague, United States of America (g.d. General W. J. Worth, United States of America), June 10, 1868. Commissioned Second lieutenant 7th Infantry, June 11, 1863.

Promoted through grades to colonel 18th Infantry, December 18, 1899. Brigadier general United States of America and retired, 1903. Provost marshal, adjunct and inspector general Department Florida, 1865-1869.

Frontier duty, 1869-1878, inspector Indian supplies in Montana, 1877-1878. In charge Department of Law, United States Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, 1889-1894. Engaged June-August 1896, collecting and deporting 537 refugee Canadian Cree Indians.

Inspector general departments Missouri, Dak. and the Lakes, April-December 1898. President of the board claims against United States, Manila, P.I., January-August 1900. Organized 27th United States infantry, 1901.

Commanded Department Colorado, November-December 1901. Commanding regiment and Fort D. A. Russell, Wyoming, January since 1902.


Member various military organizations.


Married Mary Worth, d.

William P. Sanno

Hannah (Zeller) Sanno

Mary Worth