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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III
p121
2256

(Born Pa.)

Frank L. Shoemaker

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Frank Laz Shoemaker: Born Oct. 30, 1845, Wilkes-Barre, PA.a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1863,  p122 to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 15, 1868.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., Oct., 1868, to Feb., 1869, — Ft. Concho, Tex., Feb., 1869, — San Antonio, Tex., to May 28, 1870, — Ft. Concho, Tex., to Apr. 29, 1873 (leave of absence, July 19, 1871, to Feb., 1872, and Apr. 29 to May 29, 1873), — Scouting, May 29,

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, May 1, 1873)

1873, to Apr. 25, 1874 (leave of absence, to Aug. 25, 1874), — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Apr. 16, 1875, — Cheyenne Agency, Dak., May 31 to Sep. 27, 1875, —Ft. Sill, I. T., Sep. 30, 1875, to Mar., 1876 (witness before Congressional Committee, Apr. 4 to July 19, 1876), — Camp Custer, Neb., — Powder River Expedition, Nov., 1876, to Jan., 1877, — Camp Robinson, Neb., to Apr. 24, 1877 (leave of absence, to Sep. 20, 1877), — and Ft. Elliott, Tex., Sep. 20, 1877, to Mar. 3, 1878; on sick leave of absence, Mar. 3, 1878, to Jan. 5, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Elliott, Tex., to Mar. 9, 1879, — Ft. Sill, I. T. (detached service

(Captain, 4th Cavalry, Nov. 1, 1881)

in Chickasaw and Choctaw Nations, Apr. 5 to Nov. 20, 1881) to Dec., 1881, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., to Sep. 9, 1882; and on sick leave of absence, to June 30, 1883.

Resigned, June 30, 1883.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Vol. IV
p184
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Died, July 1,b 1898,º at Brighton, England: Aged 55.a2

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Extra-Mural Cemetery, Brighton, England.


Thayer's Notes:

a1 a2 Capt. Shoemaker's full name and birth data are from his tombstone, q.v.; he was 52 years old.

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b According to his tombstone, q.v., he died on July 2.


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