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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, p122to 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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