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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III
p160
2354

(Born N. Y.)

Jerauld A. Olmsted

(Ap'd N. Y.)

43

Born Wyoming County, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Concho, Tex., Nov. 20, 1870, to May 11, 1871, — Ft. Richardson, Tex., May 18, 1871, to Sep. 3, 1872 (Indian Expedition,

(Transferred to 13th Infantry, June 13, 1872)

July 8 to Oct. 6, 1871) — Camp Stambaugh, Wy., Sep. 26,

(First Lieut., 13th Infantry, July 1, 1872)

1872, to May 28, 1873, — Camp Douglas, Utah, June 1, 1873, to June 23, 1874, — Camp Stambaugh, Wy., June 28 to Sep. 14, 1874, — Regimental Quartermaster, Aug. 1, 1874, to Sep. 1, 1880, — and Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., Sep. 16 to Oct. 31, 1874; in garrison at New Orleans, La., Nov. 6, 1874, to Aug. 18, 1875, — Holly Springs, Mis., Aug. 19 to Nov. 16, 1875, — New Orleans, La., to Aug. 18, 1877 (leave of absence, July 7 to Sep. 18, 1876), — Jackson Barracks, La., to June 23, 1880; on frontier duty en route to and at Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Aug., 1881, —

(Transferred to 9th Cavalry, Aug. 1, 1881)

Ft. Cummings, N. M., 1, 1881, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to Apr. 23, 1883, — Regimental Quartermaster, May 1, 1883, to Apr. 14, 1884, —

(Captain, 9th Cavalry, Apr. 14, 1884)

Ft. Riley, Kan., to Feb. 27, 1885, — in the Oklahoma Country and at Ft. Riley, Kan., to June 11, 1885, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to Aug. 4, 1886, — Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to June 29, 1888, — and Ft. Washakie, Wy., to Sep. 20, 1889; and on leave of absence, to Dec. 1, 1889, and sick leave, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p202
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Washakie, Wyo., in command of troop, July 14, 1888 to June 3, 1891. — At Fort Robinson, Neb., June 13, 1891 to Sept. 1, 1892. — On recruiting service in New York City, Oct. 1, 1892 to Sept. 30, 1894. — On duty with 9th Cavalry at Fort Robinson, Neb., Nov. 3, 1894 to April 22, 1895. — Inspector Indian supplies at Pine Ridge Agency, S. D., April 22, 1895 to Dec. 16, 1896. — On militia duty in Iowa, Jan. 1, 1897 to May 6, 1898. — Chief Mustering Officer for State of Iowa, May 6, 1898 to Nov. 2, 1898.

Retired from Active Service with rank of Major,
Oct. 16, 1898.

— Post-office address, Des Moines, Ia.

Vol. V
p174
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Post-office address, Des Moines, Iowa.

Civil History. — Inspector-General Iowa National Guard March 28, 1900 to Dec. 31, 1901. — On college detail at Iowa State Normal School, Cedar Falls, Ia., Sept. 1, 1901 to Sept. 30, 1903. — On duty with Iowa National Guard, Oct. 1, 1903 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p155
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Jerauld Aubrayb Olmsted, Born July 28, 1846.)

Military History. —

Captain, 9th Cavalry, April 14, 1884.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 24, 1898,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Dec. 19, 1911, at Des Moines, Iowa: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1912.

Buried, Masonic Cemetery, Des Moines, IA.


Thayer's Notes:

a Maj. Olmsted's birthplace is from his AOG obituary, which, however, misspells his last name Olmstead. The correct spelling Olmsted is confirmed by his tombstone and by his entry in Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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b Heitman's Historical Register spells Aubrey.


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