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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born Va.)

James Bassel

(Ap'd Va.)


Born Lost Creek (Harrison County), VA.​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 Cape Disappointment, Wash., Nov. 24, 1867, to Dec. 9, 1868, — San Francisco, Cal., Dec., 1868, — Angel Island, Cal., Jan., 1869, — and Drum Barracks, Cal., Feb. to Apr., 1869; on frontier duty at Ft. Yuma, Cal., Apr., 1869, — Tucson, Ara., May, 1869, — Camp Goodwin, Ara., June to Sep., 1869; and in garrison at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Oct., 1869, to Apr., 1870, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., Apr. to Nov., 1870.

Honorably Discharged, at his own Request, Nov. 4, 1870.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer since 1872.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Weston, West Va.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born March 26, 1843.)

Military History. —

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

Honorably Discharged at His Own Request, Nov. 4, 1870.

Civil History. — Engaged in survey and construction work for the Kansas Pacific and for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroads, 1872‑73; Lieutenant-Colonel in the Egyptian Army, 1874; in China and Japan, 1875; later at St. Louis, Mo., with Mississippi River Commission; still later with Northern Pacific Railroad; now (1918) with Gas Company at Weston, W. Va.; member of State Legislature of West Virginia.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Second Lieutenant, 2nd Cavalry, June 17, 1867.

Honorably Discharged at His Own Request, Nov. 4, 1870.

Died, Dec. 3, 1925, at Weston, W. Va.: Aged 82.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1926.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Bassel's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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