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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III
p179
2398

(Born Pa.)

James Fornance

(Ap'd Pa.)

29

Born July 30, 1850, Norristown, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1867, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Douglas, Utah, Sep. 30, 1871, to Dec., 1872 (Camp Stambaugh, Wy., Apr. 27 to Nov. 11, 1872), — Ft.

(First Lieut., 13th Infantry, June 29, 1872)

Fred Steele, Wy., Dec. 16, 1872, to Feb. 15, 1874, — Sioux Expedition, to Mar., 1874, — and Camp Robinson, Neb., to Oct. 11, 1874; in garrison at New Orleans, La., Oct. 23, 1874, to June 1, 1875, — Baton Rouge, La., June 2, 1875, to Feb. 29, 1876, — Bayou Sara, La., Mar. 1 to Nov. 11, 1876 (leave of absence, Apr. 9 to Oct. 8, 1876), — New Orleans, La., Nov. 13, 1876, to May 25, 1877, — Baton Rouge, La., May 26 to July 28, 1877, — Louisville, Ky., Wilkesbarre and Scranton, Pa., suppressing Railroad Disturbances, July 28 to Oct. 31, 1877, — Baton Rouge, La., Oct. 31, 1877, to June 6, 1879, — Mt. Vernon Barracks, Ala., to July 31, 1879, — Regimental Adjutant, July 24, 1879, to Mar. 5, 1887), — Atlanta, Ga., to Nov. 7, 1879, — and Jackson Barracks, La., to June 23, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Apr. 27, 1884, — Santa Fé, N. M., as Acting Asst. Adjutant General of the District of New Mexico (leave of absence, Jan. 23 to Apr. 20, 1885), to Dec. 1, 1886, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to June 1, 1888, — and Ft. Supply, I. T., to Sep. 4, 1888; on Recruiting Service, Oct. 1, 1888, to Sep. 13, 1889; and in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth,

(Captain, 13th Infantry, July 1, 1889)

Kan., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p212
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Oct., 1894; at Fort Columbus, N. Y., to April, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., to June, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to July 1, 1898, when mortally wounded while leading his company in the assault on San Juan Hill.

Died, July 3, 1898, at San Juan, Santiago de Cuba,
of wounds received in action July 1: Aged 48.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Baton Rouge National Cemetery, Baton Rouge, LA.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Fornance's birth data are from his AOG obituary.


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