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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III
p77
2149

(Born Ind.)

John F. Stretch

(Ap'd Ind.)

35

Born New Castle, IN.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 18, 1866.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Abercrombie, Dak., Nov., 1866, to May, 1867, — Adjutant of 10th Infantry, May 1, 1867, to Dec. 13, 1871, — Ft. Snelling, Min., May 12, 1867, to Apr. 26, 1869, — and Ft. Brown,

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Mar. 28, 1868)

Tex., June, 1869, to Jan., 1872; on leave of absence, June 24 to Nov. 25, 1870; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Jan. 15, 1872, to Aug. 30, 1876; and on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., Oct. 27, 1876, to Mar. 5, 1877, — San Antonio, Tex., Mar. 24 to Dec. 13, 1877, — commanding detachment at Ft. Griffin, Tex., Dec. 13, 1877, to Apr. 12, 1878, — and at Ft. McKavett, Tex., May 15, 1878, to May 11, 1879; as Regimental Adjutant, June 1, 1879, to Dec. 6,

(Captain, 10th Infantry, Dec. 6, 1884)

1844; in garrison at Ft. Wayne, Mich., to June 2, 1884; and on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M., to July 4, 1885, — Scouting against Apache Indians, July 4, 1885, to Aug. 16, 1886, — Ft. Bliss, Tex. (leave of absence, Oct. 19, 1886, to Feb. 19, 1887), to Feb. 23, 1887, — Ft. Union, N. M., to Dec. 22, 1888, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., to Sep. 28, 1889, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p164
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Fort Leavenworth, Kan. (at Chicago, Ill., and vicinity during labor strikes, July 5 to Sept. 4, 1894), to Oct. 3, 1894; at Fort Reno, Okla., to April, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in Cuba to Aug., 1898, participating in the campaign against Santiago de Cuba, June 23 to July 17, 1898, being engaged in the assault and action of San Juan Hill, July 1‑3, 1898; with regiment at Camp Wikoff, N. Y., Aug. to Sept., 1898, and at Huntsville, Ala., to Nov. 30, 1898.

(Major of Infantry, 8th Infantry, Nov. 1, 1898)

— On sick leave to April 17, 1899; with regiment at Havana, Cuba, to July 1, 1899; Disbursing Officer, Department of Havana, at Havana, Cuba, July 1, 1899 to May 1, 1900.

Vol. V
p133
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — With regiment at Fort Snelling, Minnesota, to Sept., 1900; commanding regiment en route to Philippine Islands from Sept. 8, 1900; at Manila, P. I., Oct. 25, 1900; commanding at Santo Tomas, Batangas Province, Luzon, and at Calamba, Laguna Province, Luzon, from Oct., 1900 to July, 1901.

p134 (Lieut.‑Colonel, 28th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— With regiment (28th Infantry) at Fort Vancouver, Washington, Sept., 1901; commanding Fort Wright, Spokane, Wash., from Sept. to Nov., 1901; en route to Philippine Islands with regiment, Nov. and Dec., 1901; at San Francisco de Malabon, Cavite Province, Luzon, from Dec. 14, 1901 to July, 1902.

(Colonel, 27th Infantry, June 28, 1902)

Retired from Active Service July 14, 1902,
at his own request, after 40 Years' Service.

Vol. VI
p120
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Franklin Stretch, Born Dec. 21, 1843.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 27th Infantry, June 28, 1902.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 14, 1902,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Aug. 7, 1913, at Marion, Ind.: Aged 70.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1914.

Buried, Estates of Serenity, Marion, IN.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Stretch's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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