John Vincent Furey
Brigadier General, United States Army
at Brooklyn, New York, May 22, 1839, he was educated in Brooklyn. He married
Georgianna G. Grosholz, December 13, 1868.
He served as Private, Company C, 84th New York Volunteer Infantry, April 18, 1861-September 28, 1862. He was appointed Captain, Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers, April 7, 1864 and Captain, Assistant Quartermaster General, U.S. Army, January 18, 1867. He was promoted to Major, November 11, 1887; to Lieutenant Colonel and Deputy Quartermaster General, August 21, 1896; Colonel and Quartermaster of Volunteers, July 12, 1898-March 2, 1899; Colonel and Assistant Quartermaster General, U.S. Army, August 12, 1900.
He was then promoted to Brigadier General, U.S. Army on February 25, 1903. He retired from active duty on February 26, 1903.
He died in Brooklyn, New York, on December
17, 1914 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery.
MAJ. JOHN V. FUREY. His rank is Assistant-Quartermaster in the army. He first entered the Fourteenth New York State Militia in 1861 in April, going in as private, and served eighteen months in that capacity, when he was honorably discharged, and in 1864 he was appointed as Assistant-Quartermaster of Volunteers. He has served continuously from that date to the present time. He was transferred in that capacity to the regular army in May 1867, coming to Omaha in the spring of 1876, and took station at the latter place in 1877.
He was in General Crook's campaign from
1876 to 1877, participating in the engagements against the Sioux nation
of Indians. There are about seventy men under his present supervision in
the Quartermaster Department, at the average wages of from $35 to $150
per month. He was born in Brooklyn, New York, March 22, 1839. He spent
the early part of his life in the latter city, or until the breaking out
of the Rebellion, when he enlisted as before stated.
FUREY, GEORGIANNA G WID/O JOHN V
FUREY, J V
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