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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Albert Gallatinº Forse

(Ap'd O.)


Born Feb. 28, 1841, Allegheny City, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at New Orleans, La., Oct.‑Nov., 1865; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., Nov., 1865, to Jan., 1866; in garrison at Carlisle Barracks, Pa., Jan. to Mar., 1866; on frontier duty at Ft. McDowell, Ara., Apr. to Sep., 1866; as Quartermaster, 1st Cavalry, Sep. 7, 1866, to

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Oct. 15, 1866)

Dec. 23, 1869; on Recruiting Service, Nov. 19, 1866, to Jan. 28, 1867; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., Feb. to June, 1867, — Scouting, to Oct., 1867, — Ft. Boisé, I. T., as Acting Assistant Adjutant-General of the District of Owyhee, Oct. 17, 1867 to May, 1868, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., as Depot Quartermaster, to Apr., 1870, — and Camp Warner, Or., May to Oct., 1870; in garrison at Benicia Barracks, Cal., to July, 1871;  p44 on Mounted Recruiting Service, July 27, 1871, to June, 1873; on frontier duty at Camp McDermit, Nev.,º June 6, 1873, to May, 1875, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., to Nov., 1875. — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., and Scouting in Idaho, being engaged in several fights with Nez Percés Indians, July, 1877, Nov., 1875, to May 13, 1878, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., June 4 to July 2, 1878, — Scouting, to Sep., 1878, being engaged, July 8 and 20, 1878, against Bannocks and Piutes, — and Camp Harney, Or., Sep. 21 to Oct. 29, 1878; on leave of absence, Oct. 29, 1878, to June 14, 1879; on frontier

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Mar. 4, 1879)

duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to July, 1879, — Ft. Howard, Ida., and Scouting, to May, 1880, being engaged, Aug. 20, 1879, on Big Creek, Ida., against Sheepeater Indians, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to May, 1881, — Ft. Lapwai, Ida., to June, 1884, — and Ft. Custer, Mon., to –––––, being engaged, Nov. 5, 1887, on Crow Reservation, Mon., against Crow Indians.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Custer, Mont., to Nov. 9, 1890. — On leave in Europe to Nov. 7, 1891. — On frontier duty at Fort Keogh, Mont., to April, 1892. — At Fort Apache, Ariz., to Jan., 1893. — On recruiting service at St. Paul, Min., to Oct., 1895. — Garrison duty at Ft. Reno, Okla., to Feb., 1897. — At Fort Sill, Okla., to July, 1897.

(Major of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, Dec. 11, 1896)

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Jan. 7, 1897)

— Commanding Fort Gibson, Ind. T. to Oct., 1897. — On duty at Fort Sill, Okla., to April, 1898. — Commanding squadron of his regiment at  p153 Camp Thomas, Ga., and near Tampa, Fla., to June, 1898. — In the campaign against Santiago, Cuba, to July 1, 1898, when

Killed while leading his squadron in the assault on San Juan Hill, Santiago de Cuba, July, 1898: Aged 57.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Forse's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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