James Madison Johnson Sanno of New Jersey. Born in 1840
Appointed from New Jersey, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 July 1859 (25)
Second Lieutenant, 7th United States Infantry, 11 June 1863
First Lieutenant, 3 December 1863
Regimental Adjutant, 5 September 1864 to 19 May 1869 and from 1 September 1869 to 15 May 1871
Captain, 15 May 1871
Major, 3rd United States Infantry, 12 May 1871
Major, 3rd United States Infantry, 12 May 1895
Lieutenant Colonel, 4th United States Infantry, 11 August 1898
Colonel, 18th United States Infantry, 18 December 1899
Breveted Major, 27 Febraury 1890 for gallant service in action against hostile Indians at Big Hole, Montana, 9 August 1877
General Sanno died in 1907 and was buried in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Mary Worth Sprague Sanno (1847-1928) is buried with him.
James Madison Johnston Sanno
U.S. Army Officer, with service in the West (Dakota Territory) 1869-98. Mentioned in dispatches and recommended for award of the Medal of Honor for gallant service during the Indian Wars, against the Sioux Indians, June 25, 1876 at Little Bighorn River, Montana, and against the Nez Perce Indians, August 9-10, 1877 at Big Hole Pass, Montana. Mentioned in dispatches for distinguished service during the Philippine Insurrection, at Cavite, Luzon, P.I., June 10-22, 1899. Brigadier General, United State Army, 1903.
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee – May 4,1907 – Brigadier General James M. J. Sanno, U.S.A., retired, died thisafternoon at Fort Oglethorpe, where he had been visiting his daughter. The body will be taken tomorrow to Washington for burial,
General Sanno was born at New Hampton, New Jersey, December 10, 1849. He was appointed to West Point from New Jersey in 1859 and gradfuated from that academy in 1863.
SANNO, MARY W W/O J M J
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/26/1928
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION W-E SITE 139-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF JMJ SANNO, BG USA RET
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