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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1875

Vol. III
p249
2583

(Born Pa.)

Francis E. Eltonhead

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Francis Eugene Eltonheada

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1871,  p250 to June 16, 1875, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 16, 1875.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Vancouver, Wash., Oct. 13, 1875, to May, 1877 (leave of absence, June 16 to Aug. 16, 1876), — on Nez Percés Expedition, to Nov. 11, 1877, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., Nov. 11, 1877, to June 5, 1878, — on Bannock Campaign, to Sep. 17, 1878, — Ft. Vancouver, to Oct. 30, 1878, — Ft. Canby, Wash., Nov. 4, 1878, to Apr. 22, 1879, — in the field at Point Rapids and Kittitas Valley, Wash., to Sep. 17, 1879, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Mar. 9, 1880, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to May 10, 1880, — Camp at White Bluffs, Wash., to July 17, 1880, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., to Sep. 15, 1880, — Ft.

(First Lieut., 21st Infantry, Aug. 15, 1880)

Canby, Wash., to Feb. 8, 1881, — Ft. Stevens, Or., to Sep., 1881, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to June 25, 1884, — Camp at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Aug. 6, 1884, — Ft. Bridger, Wy., to Aug. 21, 1885, — Camp Murray, Utah, and Rock Springs, Wy., to Oct. 22, 1885, — Ft. Bridger, Wy., to Mar. 10, 1886, — Ft. Sidney, Neb., to June 17, 1886, — Ft. Bridger, Wy., to May 11, 1888, — Recruiting Service, to Oct. 11, 1888, — Ft. Bridger, Wy., to Aug. 9, 1889, — Camp Crook, Neb., to Sep. 19, 1889, — and Ft. Bridger, Wy., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p259
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Brevet First Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for distinguished services and conspicuous gallantry in action against Indians at the Clearwater, Idaho, July 11 and 12, 1877)

Served: At Fort Bridger, Wyo., to Oct. 1, 1890; at Fort Douglas, Utah, to Aug. 25, 1891; at Fort Randall, S. D., to Oct. 1, 1892; at Fort Sidney, Neb.,

(Captain of Infantry, 21st Infantry, Dec. 15, 1892)

to June 1, 1894; at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to April 19, 1898; with regiment at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago and in Cuba to Aug., 1898, being engaged in the battle of San Juan July 1‑3, and siege and operations against Santiago to July 17, 1898; at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Sept., 1898; at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y., to April 11, 1899; en route to and in Philippines to ––––

Vol. V
p234
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History.en route to and in the Philippines, to May 11, 1899; with regiment in Philippine Islands, (commanding regiment, from June 3, 1900 to Jan. 7, 1901).

(Major, 14th Infantry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— To July, 1901, en route to U. S., and with regiment at Fort Snelling, Minn., to June 17, 1902; Fort Wayne, Michigan, to Feb. 28, 1903; en route to Philippine Islands, to March 28, 1903; with regiment in Samar, to Oct. 17, 1903.

Resigned Oct. 15, 1903.

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died at Detroit, Mich., Aug. 29, 1904: Aged 41.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Eltonhead's middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.


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