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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1878

Vol. III
p299
2728

(Born Mas.)

Solomon E. Sparrow

(Ap'd Mas.)

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Solomon Eaton Sparrow: Born Apr. 26, 1855, Mattapoisett, MA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1874, to June 13, 1878, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 14, 1878.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Harney, Or., Oct. 17, 1878, to Jan. 2, 1879, — conducting Indian Prisoners of War to Yakima Agency, Wash., to May 2, 1879, — Camp Harney, Or., to June 13, 1880, — detached service, to Aug. 30, 1880, — Ft. Canby, Wash., to Jan. 22, 1881 (sick leave of absence, to Mar. 4, 1881), — Ft. Stevens, Or., to Dec. 16, 1881, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash. (in charge of Ordnance Depot, June 14‑24, 1882, leave of absence, Aug. 4‑28, 1882, Scouting, Apr. 19 to Aug. 27, 1883, and detached service, June 2‑25, 1884), to June 25, 1884, — Ft. D. A.

(First Lieut., 21st Infantry, Apr. 1, 1885)

Russell, Wy., to Oct. 20, 1884 (leave of absence, to Apr. 20, 1885), — Ft. Sidney, Neb. (leave of absence, Oct. 27, 1887, to Apr. 15, 1888, and Oct. 5, 1889, to Feb. 5, 1890), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p297
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sidney, Neb. (Regimental Adjutant, Aug. 7, 1890 to Aug. 7, 1894), to May 1, 1892; at Niagara, N. Y., to Aug. 15, 1894; at Fort Porter, N. Y., to Sept. 4, 1894; on leave to Dec. 12, 1894; garrison duty at Plattsburg Barracks, N. Y.,

(Captain of Infantry, 21st Infantry, March 25, 1898)

to April 19, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., to June 14, 1898; in the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to July 18, 1898, being engaged in the battle of San Juan Hill, July 1‑3, and in the operations against Santiago, to July 17, 1898; sick, and on sick leave, to March, 1899. — On recruiting service at Columbus Barracks, O., June 10, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p274
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: Sick in quarters, from Oct. 28, 1898 to Dec. 31, 1898, on which date he left on D. S. for Fort Columbus, N. Y., to undergo examination for retirement; rejoined, Dec. 24, 1898; sick in quarters, Dec. 24, 1898 to March 3, 1899 and March 13 to 19, 1899; on D. S., from March 21, 1899, R. O., Columbus Barracks, Ohio.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired Oct. 31, 1900,
disability in line of duty.

Died, July 14, 1903, at New London, Conn.: Aged 48.

Buried, Cushing Cemetery, Mattapoisett, MA.


Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Sparrow's birthdate is from his tombstone, and his middle name and birthplace are from his death certificate: see the page at Find-a‑Grave.


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