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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Mo.)

John L. Barbour

(Ap'd O.)


John Lewis Barbour, Born Apr. 17, 1858.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1877, p348to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., Sep. 30, 1881, to Nov. 10, 1882, — and Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Sep. 21, 1885; on leave of absence, to Nov. 11, 1885; in garrison at Columbus Barracks, O., to Dec. 8, 1885; on frontier duty at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to Jan. 3, 1886, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Feb. 19, 1886, — Ft. Washakie, Wy., to June 19, 1886, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Feb. 28, 1887, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to July 17, 1888, — and Ft. Laramie, Wy., to June 28, 1889; on leave of absence, to June 30, 1889, and on sick leave, to Sep. 6, 1889; and on frontier duty at Camp Pilot Butte, Wy., to –––––.

First Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 23, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: With company (A, 7th Infantry), Camp Pilot Butte, Wyo., Sept., 1889-Oct., 1891. — A. A. Q. M. and A. C. S., Oct., 1890-Oct., 1891. — With company, Fort Logan, Colo., Oct., 1891-Sept., 1892. — G. R. S., Oct., 1892-Oct., 1894. — With company (B, 7th Infantry), Nov., 1894-May 12, 1895. — (Regimental Quartermaster, 7th Infantry, May 12, 1895.) — Q. M., Fort Logan, Colo., July 1, 1895–June 20, 1898.

Retired, with the rank of Captain,
for disability in the line of duty, April 26, 1898.

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

Military History. — Remained in Marietta, from April 26, 1898 to Sept., 1899; Professor Military Tactics, at Fort Plain, New York, from Sept., 1899 to April, 1900; Academy burned down at that time; Professor Military Tactics in Marietta College, from Sept., 1900 to April, 1904; U. S. Recruiting Officer, Parkersburg, W. Va., from March, 1905 to March, 1908.

Died, April 12, 1908, in Chicago, Ill.: Aged 50.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, OH.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Barbour's middle name is given only starting with Vol. IV; his birthdate is from his AOG obituary.

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