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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III
p141
2308

(Born N. Y.)

Henry W. Sprole1

(Ap'd N. Y.)

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Henry Warner Sprolea

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Oct. 17, 1865, to June 15, 1869, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Cavalry, June 15, 1869.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp McDermitt, Nev., Sep. 18, 1869, to Apr. 11, 1870, — Ft. Garland, Col., to Apr. 10, 1872. — Ft. Union, N. M., to Aug., 1873 (in Camp on Canadian River, June 10 to Oct. 26, 1872, and on leave of absence, Dec. 6, 1872, to Apr. 1, 1873), — Ft.

(First Lieut., 8th Cavalry, Mar. 29, 1873)

Bayard, N. M., Sep. 21 to Oct. 1, 1873, — Ft. Selden, N. M., Oct., 1873, to Jan., 1874, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to July 10, 1875, — Ft. Selden, N. M., to Aug. 7, 1875, — and Ft. Brown, Tex., Oct. 31, 1875 (Scouting, Apr. 28 to May 31, 1879), to June 5, 1879; on leave of absence, to Dec. 21, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex. (Scouting, June, 1880), to Nov. 11, 1880, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., to Nov. 2, 1881, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Nov. 11, 1882, — and San Antonio, Tex., to Sep. 24, 1883; on Recruiting Service at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Sep. 29, 1885;

(Captain, 8th Cavalry, July 23, 1885)

on frontier duty at Fairview, N. M., and Scouting, to Oct. 7, 1886, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Feb. 21, 1887, — Camp Del Rio, Tex., to May 15, 1888, — on march to and at Ft. Buford, Dak. (in the field, May 26 to June 26, 1889), to Aug. 12, 1889, — Camp of Instruction, near Little Rocky Mountains, Mon., to Sep. 30, 1889, — and Ft. Buford, Dak., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p192
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Brevet Captain, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in the pursuit of Indians on the Washita River, Tex., Oct. 14 and 15, 1874; and in the action against Indians on Muster Creek, Tex., Nov. 29, 1874)

Served: In command of troop at Fort Meade, S. D., from 1890 to 1893. — Acting U. S. Indian Agent, at Fort Peck Agency, Mont., from June, 1893 to May, 1898. — Commanding troop and post of Fort Yates, N. D., from May, 1898 to Oct., 1898. — In camp at Huntsville, Ala., commanding 1st Squadron of his regiment, from Oct. to Nov. 11, 1898. — Commanding post at Nuevitas, Cuba, from Nov. 15 to Dec. 12, 1898. — Commanding camp at Minos, Cuba, from Dec. 12, 1898 to Feb. 10, 1899. — Commanding 1st Squadron of regiment at Puerto Principe, Cuba, from Feb. 10, 1899 to July 26, 1899. — Commanding regiment in and near Puerto Principe, from July 26, 1899 to ––––

(Major of Cavalry, 5th Cavalry, May 6, 1899)

(Transferred to 8th Cavalry, May 23, 1899)

Vol. V
p163
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Commanding regiment in and near Puerto Principe, Cuba, from July 16, 1899 to Sept. 25, 1899. — Commanding at Morro Castle, Santiago, Cuba, to May, 1901, and also commanding regiment. — Commanding District of Puerto Principe to Feb. 7, 1902, and again at Morro Castle till evacuation of Cuba, May 20, 1902.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 1st Cavalry, July 8, 1902)

— Joined regiment in the Philippines, Nov. 8, 1902, and served with regiment till April 22, 1903.

Died, by his own hand April 22, 1903,
at Taal, Batangas Province, P. I.: Aged 56.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1904, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Rev. W. T. Sprole, Chaplain of the U. S. Military Academy.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Sprole's full name is from his tombstone, q.v.


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