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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1874

Vol. III
p226
2518

(Born D. C.)

Joseph S. Oyster

(Ap'd D. C.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1870, to June 17, 1874, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 17, 1874.

Served: in garrison at Jackson Barracks, La., Oct. 30 to Nov. 2, 1874, — Mobile, Ala., Nov. 3 to Dec. 3, 1874, — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Dec. 4, 1874, to Dec. 17, 1875, — Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Dec. 29, 1875, to Oct., 1876, — Blackville, S. C., Oct.‑Nov., 1876, — Charleston, S. C., Nov. 14, 1876, to Mar., 1877, — and Ft. Trumbull, Ct., Mar. to July 28, 1877; suppressing Railroad Disturbances in Pennsylvania, July 28 to Oct. 10, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., Oct. 18, 1877, to Dec. 19, 1878; on leave of absence, Dec. 19, 1878, to Jan. 4, 1879; ini garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., to Sep. 23, 1879; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Sep. 25, 1879, to Aug. 28,

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 15, 1880)

1882; in garrison at Ft. Winfield Scott, Cal., to Mar. 15, 1884 (leave of absence, to May 1, 1884), — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Sep. 1, 1886, — and Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to –––––; and as Regimental Quartermaster, May 5, 1887, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p243
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: As Regimental Quartermaster, 1st Artillery, May 5, 1887 to May 5, 1891; at Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to May 8, 1890. — Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to March, 1892. — As Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Leland Stanford, Jr., University, Cal., to Jan., 1894; at Fort Hamilton, N. Y., to June, 1896. — Absent sick to June 17, 1897.

Retired from Active Service,
for disability in the line of duty, June 17, 1897

Residence, San Francisco, Cal.

Vol. V
p217
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, San Francisco, Cal.

Vol. VI
p191
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Joseph Shillington Oyster, Born Feb. 23, 1853.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 1st Artillery, May 15, 1880.

First Lieut., U. S. A., Retired, June 17, 1897,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, May 22, 1911, at San Francisco, Calif.: Aged 58.

Buried, Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA.


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