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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1876

Vol. III
p266
2629

(Born Pa.)

Horatio G. Sickel

(Ap'd Pa.)

37

Born Philadelphia, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1872, to June 14, 1876, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 14th Infantry, June 15,º 1876.

Served: on frontier duty, Scouting, Oct. 1 to Nov. 3, 1876, — Ft. Lincoln,

(Transferred to 7th Cavalry, July 28, 1876)

Dak., to Nov. 18, 1876, — Ft. Totten, Dak., Nov. 28, 1876, to July 4, 1878 (conducting prisoners to Ft. Snelling, Min., June 18 to July 13, 1877, and protecting stage road at South Moreau River, Dak., Sep. to Dec., 1877), — Scouting and at Bear Butte, Dak., June 24 to Sep. 26, 1878, — and Ft. Lincoln, Dak., to Oct. 14, 1878; on leave of absence, Oct. 14, 1878, to Jan. 14, 1879; and on frontier duty at Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to June, 1879, — Ft. Meade, Dak. (Scouting, Aug.‑Sep., 1880, leave of absence, Oct. 1 to Nov. 12, 1880, and conducting recruits, to Dec. 22, 1880), to Apr. 27, 1882, — Ft. Sisseton, Dak. (commanding Indian Scouts, Aug. 5 to Nov. 13, 1882), to Nov. 13, 1882, — Ft. Meade, Dak. (Scouting, May,

(First Lieut., 7th Cavalry, Dec. 17, 1882)

1883, and on leave of absence, Aug. 22 to Sep. 23, 1884, and Apr. 25 to June 19, 1885), to Oct. 5, 1886, — Ft. Yates, Dak. (leave of absence, May 4 to July 12, 1888), to July 12, 1888, — and en route to and at Ft. Sill, I. T., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p272
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sill, Okla., from Aug., 1888 to Sept., 1890; at Fort Riley, Kan., Sept., 1890 to Sept. 23, 1893. — In the campaign against hostile Sioux Indians in South Dakota, from Nov. 23, 1890 to Jan. 23, 1891. — Mentioned in General Order No. 100, Adjutant-General's Office, 1891, for distinguished service at battle of Wounded Knee Creek, S. D., Dec. 29, 1890. — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Sept. 24, 1893 to Sept. 24, 1894. — Recruiting duty, St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 24 to Dec. 23, 1894. — (Regimental Adjutant, Dec. 1, 1894, and served as such until May 23, 1896.) — At Fort Riley, Kan., Dec. 23, 1894 to May, 1895; Fort Grant, Ariz., May, 1895

(Captain of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, May 23, 1896)

to May, 1898; Fort Huachuca, Ariz., May to Oct., 1898; Huntsville, Ala., Oct. 10 to Dec. 8, 1898; Macon, Ga., Dec. 10, 1898 to Jan. 21, 1899. — Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba, Jan. 25, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p248
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Camp Columbia, Havana, Cuba, Jan. 25, 1899 to Oct. 29, 1901; (Regimental Adjutant, June 5, 1899 to Oct. 24, 1901); recruiting duty, St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 9, 1901 to Nov. 14, 1903.

(Major of Cavalry, 12th Cavalry, July 16, 1903)

— En route to Manila, P. I., from San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 1 to 25, 1904; commanding station at Calamba, Laguna, P. I., Feb. 1 to Oct. 3, 1904; Commanding Santa Mesa Garrison, Manila, P. I., Oct. 5, 1904 to April 7, 1905; on leave in China and Japan, April 8 to May 23, 1905; en route to the United States with 2d Squadron, 12th Cavalry, U. S. A. Transport Thomas, May 24 to June 12, 1904; Garrison duty, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., June 23, 1905 to April 23, 1907; commanding 2d Squadron, 12th Cavalry; at the Jamestown Exposition, Norfolk, Va., April 24 to July 24, 1907; recruiting duty, Fort Slocum, N. Y., and Boston, Mass., Nov. 6 to Dec. 18, 1907; garrison duty, Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., Mar. 12, 1908 to –––––; Service medal; Indian Campaign, campaign against Sioux Indians in South Dakota, Nov., 1890 to Jan., 1891; member of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States; first class by inheritance; insignia No. 15048.

Vol. VI
p220
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Horatio Gates Sickel, Jr., Born Jan. 15, 1854.)

Military History. —

Major, 12th Cavalry, July 16, 1903.

At Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., garrison duty, March 12, 1908, to June 29, 1909; en route to Philippines with Troops A and K, 12th Cavalry, June 30 to Aug. 2, 1909; at Fort William McKinley, Rizal, P. I., garrison duty, Aug. 3, 1909, to Jan. 19, 1911; en route to U. S. via India and Europe, Jan. 20 to April 24, 1911; on leave of absence, Feb. 20 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 12th Cavalry, March 3, 1911)

May 25, 1911; at Fort Huachuca, Arizona, commanding 3d Squadron, 12th Cavalry, May 26 to Dec. 14, 1911; at Fort Meade, S. D., Dec. 19, 1911, to

(Colonel of Cavalry, July 30, 1912)

March 15, 1913 (commanding post, Dec. 19, 1911, to June 26, 1912); at Fort Robinson, Neb., commanding regiment and post, March 15, 1913, to

(Assigned to 12th Cavalry, July 10, 1914)

March 14, 1916; en route with regiment to Columbus, N. M., March 14‑18, 1916; commanding regiment, New Mexico District, and Camp Furlong, Columbus, N. M., March 19, 1916, to Aug. 24, 1917; at El Paso, Texas, commanding El Paso District, Aug. 25 to Dec. 11, 1917; on temporary duty at El Paso District Hdqrs., Dec. 12 to 22, 1917; on leave of absence, Dec. 23, 1917, to Jan. 15, 1918.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 15, 1918,
By Operation of Law.

Service medals: Indian Wars, campaign against Sioux Indians in South Dakota, November, 1890 to January, 1891; Cuban Occupation, Jan. 25, 1899, to Oct. 29, 1901.

 p221  Member of Military Order of the Loyal Legion.

Died, Suicide, Sept. 9, 1918, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 64.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

Buried, Bellefontaine Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Sickel's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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