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The following text is reproduced from (the report of the) Fourteenth Annual Reunion of the Association of the Graduates of the United States Military Academy, June 12, 1883.

 p70  Allan​a R. Jordan
No. 2788. Class of 1879.
Died, Dec. 11, 1883, near Camp Verde, Arizona, aged 28.

A dispatch from Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Crook, received at the War Department December 19, communicated the melancholy intelligence that Second Lieutenant Allan R. Jordan, 3d U. S. Cavalry, during a temporary aberration of mind, wandered from his tent on the night of December 11, 1882, while absent on a hunt about 25 miles from Fort Verde. After an exhaustive search of three days, his dead body was found. The particulars of his death are not known. Lieutenant Jordan was  p71 a native of South Carolina, and appointed from that State to the Military Academy, from where he was graduated June 13, 1879, and promoted Second Lieutenant of the 3d U. S. Cavalry. His sudden death cuts short a promising career.

From the Army and Navy Journal, Dec. 23, 1882.

Thayer's Note:

a In Cullum's Register, his first name is spelled Allen, as in the Official Register of Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, consistently for all four years of his cadet­ship, 1876‑1879.

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