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Stephen Perry Jocelyn, American army officer. member General Staff United States Army and chief of staff Pacific Division, 1904-1906.

Background

Jocelyn, Stephen Perry was born on March 1, 1843 in Brownington, Vermont, United States. Son of William and Abigail Nims (Wilder) Jocelyn.

Education

Educated Brownington Academy to 1855 People’s Academy, Morrisville, Vermont, 1856-1857, Barton (Vermont) Academy, 1858-1862.

Career

Enlisted in 6th Vermont Vols., August 22, 1863, serving to July 6, 1864. First lieutenant 115th United States Vols., August, 1864-February 10, 1866. Entered regular army as Lieutenant 6th Infantry, February 23, 1866.

Captain 21st Infantry, May 19, 1874. Major 19th Infantry, June 27, 1897. Lieutenant colonel 25th Infantry, March 31, 1899.

Colonel 14th Infantry, February 28, 1901. Brigadier general, June 16, 1906. Bvtd. major, February 27, 1890, “for conspicuous gallantry in action against Indians at the Clearwater, Idaho, July 11, 12, 1877.” During Civil War served in Army of the Ohio and Army of the James, being present at the fall of Richmond.

Served on Rio Grande border of Texas, 1865-1866. In numerous Indian campaigns west of the Mississippi River, 1867-1891. Participated in Spanish-American War and in P.I., 1898-1901.

Commanded forces in Samar, 1903, and Department of the Visayas, 1904. Member General Staff United States Army and chief of staff Pacific Division, 1904-1906. Commanded Department of the Columbia, 1906-1907.

Membership

Member General Staff United States Army and chief of staff Pacific Division, 1904-1906.

Connections

Married Mary Chamberlain Edgell, February 2, 1886.

father:
William Jocelyn

mother:
Abigail Nims (Wilder) Jocelyn

spouse:
Mary Chamberlain Edgell