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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born Ten.)

Thomas T. Thornburgh​1

(Ap'd Ten.)


Thomas Tipton Thornburgh: Born Dec. 25, 1843, New Market, TN.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 2, 1867, to Feb. 25, 1868, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), Apr. 13, 1868, to May, 1869, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., June 4, 1869, to Nov. 10, 1871, except while detached to Sitka, Alas., Aug. 23 to Nov. 17, 1869, and at San Diego, Cal., Dec. 6, 1869, to Apr. 2, 1870; as Professor

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Apr. 21, 1870)

of Military Science at East Tennessee University, Nov. 27, 1871, to June 20, 1873; in garrison at Ft. Foote, Md., June 30, 1873, to Apr. 27,

(Major, Staff — Paymaster, U. S. Army, Apr. 26, 1875)

1875; as Paymaster at San Antonio, Tex., June 12 to Aug. 12, 1875, — Ft. Brown, Tex., Aug. 13, 1875, to Jan. 20, 1877, — and Omaha, Neb., Feb. 6, 1877, to May 23, 1878; on frontier duty at Ft. Fred Steele, Wy.,

(Major, 4th Infantry, May 23, 1878)

June 29, 1878, to Sep. 21, 1879; and in command of Expedition to White  p92 River Agency, Col., being engaged in the , where he was

Killed, Sep. 29, 1879, by Ute Indians: Aged 35.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Thomas T. Thornburgh, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted in the 6th East Tennessee Volunteers, Sep., 1861, and remained until Aug., 1863; was Private five months, Sergeant-Major two months, and the remainder of his time Lieutenant and Adjutant. Was in the Battle of Mill Spring, General Morgan's Retreat from Cumberland Gap to the Ohio, and Battle of Stone River.

Thayer's Note:

a His full name and birth data are from his tombstone, a photo of which is on the Arlington Cemetery page linked to above.

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