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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1887

Vol. III

(Born Ark.)

John Hanksº Alexander

(Ap'd O.)


Born Jan. 6, 1864.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1883, to June 12, 1887, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Cavalry, June 12, 1887.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Robinson, Neb., Sep. 30, 1887, to Mar. 14, 1888, — Ft. Washakie, Wy., to June 11, 1888, — Ft. Du Chesne, Utah, to Nov. 5, 1889, — and conducting prisoners to Omaha, Neb., to Nov. 12, 1889; and on leave of absence, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: On leave of absence to Feb., 1890. — Garrison duty at Fort Du Chesne, Utah, to Nov., 1891. — On leave to Jan., 1892. — Garrison duty at Fort Robinson, Neb., to Feb., 1894. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, O., Feb. 12 to Mar. 26, 1894.

Died March 26, 1894, of heart disease, at Springfield, O.: Aged 30.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1894, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Cherry Grove Cemetery, Xenia, OH.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Alexander's birthdate is from his AOG obituary.

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