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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III
p157
2348

(Born O.)

Frederick E. Phelps

(Ap'd O.)

37

Born Saint Marys, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 8th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: in conducting recruits to New Mexico, Sep. 27 to Nov. 10, 1870, — Ft. Craig, N. M., to July, 1871, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to Mar. 25, 1874, being engaged, while Scouting against Apaches, in Fights, July 20 and Aug. 20, 1872, — conducting insane soldiers to Washington, D. C., to May, 1874 (sick leave of absence, May 6, 1874, to May 15, 1875), — with battalion of 6th Cavalry, on march from Kansas to Arizona, May 15 to June 17, 1875, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to Dec., 1875, — in charge of construction of Military Telegraphic Lines from Los Lunasº to Ft. Craig, N. M., to Apr. 12, 1876, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., to July 8, 1876 (leave of absence, Apr. 14 to June 7, 1876), — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to Aug., 1876, — Ringgold Barracks, Tex., to July 2, 1877 (leave of absence, Sep. 8 to Oct. 12, 1876), — Ft. Clark, Tex., July, 1877, to Mar. 2, 1878 (Scouting against Apache and Lipan Indians, being engaged in Fights, Sep. 29 and Nov. 30, 1877), — in the field, Mar. 2 to May 11, 1878, — Ft. Clark, Tex., to Oct. 23, 1878, — Scouting, Oct. 23, 1878, to Jan., 1879,

(First Lieut., 8th Cavalry, Mar. 20, 1879)

Ft. Clark, Tex., to Aug. 24, 1879, — Scouting, June 1‑28, 1879, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., to Sep. 22, 1880 (leave of absence, to Feb. 1, 1881), — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Aug. 31, 1881, — Ft. McIntosh, Tex., to  p158 Apr. 30, 1883, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (commanding Texas Rifle Team), Aug. 27 to Sep. 30, 1883, — Ft. Clark and Mayer Springs, Tex., to Feb. 1, 1884, — Del Rio, Tex., to Aug. 18, 1884, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (commanding Texas Rifle Team), Aug. 26 to Sep. 25, 1884; as Professor of Military Science, Kentucky Agricultural and Mechanical College, Sep. 26, 1884, to Aug. 30, 1887; on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Sep. 1‑26, 1887, — en route to Ft. Davis, Tex., to Oct. 18, 1887, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to May 11, 1888, — and on March to and at Ft. Yates, N. Dak., to –––––.

Captain, 8th Cavalry, Sep. 28, 1889.

Vol. IV
p201
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — At Fort Yates, N. D., from Sept. 17, 1888 to July 5, 1890; on sick leave of absence, July 5, 1890 to April 20, 1891.

Retired from Active Service,
for disability contracted in the line of duty, April 20, 1891.

— Post-office address, Urbana, O.

Vol. V
p172
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer.

Civil History. — Engaged in manufacturing business at Urbana, Ohio, to July 15, 1900. — Instructor of Military Science and Tactics at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of North Carolina, West Raleigh, N. C., to Aug. 15, 1905. — Professor of Ancient and Modern History at same from 1902 to Aug., 1905. — General recruiting service at Pittsburg, Pa., April 10, 1907 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p153
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Frederick Elisha Phelps, Born Oct. 8, 1847.)

Military History. —

Captain, 8th Cavalry, Sept. 28, 1889.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, April 20, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Pittsburgh, Pa., on General Recruiting Service, April 10, 1907, to May 19, 1913;

(Major, U. S. A., on Retired List, June 3, 1916,
Act of June 3, 1916)

at Detroit, Mich., on General Recruiting Service, June 11, 1916, to ––––

Vol. VII
p101
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Apr. 20, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

At Detroit, Mich., on General Recruiting Service, June 11, 1916, to Sept. 15, 1918; at Port of Embarkation, Hoboken, N. J., on General Court Martial duty, Sept. 17, 1918, to

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 29, 1918,
Act of July 9, 1918.

Aug. 15, 1919.

Died, June 10, 1923, at Urbana, Ohio: Aged 75.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1923.

Buried, Oak Dale Cemetery, Urbana, OH.


Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Col. Phelps' birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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