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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III

(Born Io.)

Satterlee C. Plummer​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Satterlee Clark Plummer​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., 17th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Hart Island, N. Y., Oct., 1865, to Jan., 1866; absent, sick, Jan.‑Feb., 1866; as Acting Asst. Inspector-General of the Department of Washington, Feb.‑Mar., 1866; in garrison at Hart Island, N. Y., Mar. to Apr., 1866; on frontier duty at Galveston, Tex., Apr. to

(Transferred to 26th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

Nov., 1866, — San Antonio, Tex., Dec., 1866, to Jan., 1867, — Austin, Tex., Jan.‑Feb., 1867, — Prairie Lea, Tex., Feb. to July 19, 1867, — Lockhard, Tex., to Aug., 1867, — Austin, Tex., to Jan., 1868, — and Brownsville, Tex., to June, 1868; on Signal duty in Chief Signal Office,

(Captain, 26th Infantry, June 10, 1868)

Washington, D. C., to Sep., 1868, — at Ft. Greble, D. C., to Nov., 1868, — Washington, D. C., to Feb. 17, 1869, — and Ft. Union, N. M., to Aug. 9,

(Transferred to 7th Cavalry, Aug. 9, 1869)

1869; on frontier duty at Ft. Bascom, N. M., to Oct., 1869, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Mar. 3, 1870, — Ft. Wallace, Kan., to July, 1870, — Camp near Kit Carson, Col., to Sep., 1870, — Fitz Meadows, Col., Sep., 1870, — and Ft. Harker, Kan., to Dec. 15, 1870.

Honorably Discharged at his own Request, Dec. 15, 1870.

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

Military History. — Served: in garrison at Columbus Barracks, O.,

(Second Lieut., 4th Infantry, May 19, 1876)

to July 6, 1876; on frontier duty in Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, to Oct. 14, 1876, — and Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Apr. 5, 1877; and in arrest, to July 1, 1877.

Dismissed, July 1, 1877.

Died, Nov. 14, 1881, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 37.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.​b

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Joseph B. Plummer, U. S. Volunteers, Major, 8th Infantry.

Thayer's Notes:

a His unusual given name points to his being named in honor of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Saterlee Clark, despite the slightly different spelling; his father was posted as a young lieutenant to Ft. Winnebago at a time when Clark is recorded in the Register as having been a sutler at nearby Fort Howard. One might surmise (and that's all it is, I haven't looked into it) that his father married Clark's daughter, and that he named his son after his father-in‑law. If so, bad blood will tell: both Clark and the younger Plummer were dismissed from the Army.

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b He is buried with his father, so his place of burial is linked to his father's page; a photograph of him is found on his own page at that same site.

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