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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born N. J.)

George T. Olmsted

(Ap'd N. J.)


George Tyler Olmsted, Jr.: Born Mar. 17, 1841.​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., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Augusta, Ga., Oct. 10 to Dec. 14, 1865; on sick leave of absence, Dec., 1865, to Feb. 19, 1866; on frontier duty at Camden, Ark., Mar., 1866, to Mar., 1867, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., Mar. to June, 1867, — and Dover, Ark., June to Aug., 1867; on sick leave of absence, Aug. 20 to Nov. 15, 1867; on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., to Apr. 24,

(Captain, 19th Infantry, Nov. 18, 1867)

1869, — Boggs Depot, I. T., as Indian Agent, to Dec. 4, 1870; on leave

(Unassigned, Mar. 31, 1869)

of absence and joining regiment to Mar. 8, 1871; in garrison at Presidio,

(Transferred to 2d Artillery, Jan. 1, 1871)

San Francisco, Cal., to June 19, 1871, — Yerba Buena Island, Cal., to Oct. 24, 1871, — Presidio, Cal., to June, 1872, — Sitka, Alas., to Dec., 1872, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., to Jan. 29, 1874; and in arrest, to July 24, 1874.

Dismissed, July 24, 1874.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

Military History. — Served: Awaiting orders, July 24, 1876, to

(Captain, U. S. Army, July 24, 1876, by Act of July 24, 1876)

Jan. 10, 1878; as Professor of Military Science at Texas Agricultural College, Jan. 10, 1878, to Aug. 8, 1881; in charge of U. S. Military Telegraph Lines in the Division of California and Arizona, Dec., 1882, to Aug. 11, 1883; and in arrest and undergoing trial by Court Martial, July 22 to Oct. 22, 1884.

Dismissed, Oct. 22, 1884.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

Died April 6, 1903, at St. Louis, Mo.: Aged 62.

Buried, Princeton Cemetery, Princeton, NJ.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Olmsted's full name and birthdate are from p352 (#6790) of Genealogy of the Olmsted Family in America (New York, 1912).

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