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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p248
2578

(Born N. M.)

James G. Sturgis1

(Ap'd at Large)

29

Born Jan. 24, 1854, Albuquerque, NM.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871, to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Cavalry, June 16, 1875.

Served: joining regiment in Dakota, Aug. 16 to Oct. 29, 1875, — Ft. Rice, Dak., to May, 1876, — and on Sioux Expedition, to June 25, 1876, when, in the Massacre on Little Big Horn River, Mon., he was

Killed, June 25, 1876: Aged 22.

Obituary notice in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1877.º

Buried, Custer National Cemetery, Crow Agency, MT.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.S. D. Sturgis, Class of 1846.


Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Sturgis' birth data are from his AOG obituary; his middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.


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