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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Orsemus B. Boyd​1

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Orsemus Bronson Boyd​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., 8th Cavalry, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at Camp Halleck, Nev., Nov. 15, 1867, to Jan.,

(First Lieut., 8th Cavalry, Oct. 13, 1868)

1869, — and San Francisco and Drum Barracks, Cal., to Apr., 1869; on frontier duty at Camp Date Creek, Ara., May, 1869, to Feb. 28, 1870, — and Ft. Stanton, N. M., Apr. 13, 1870, to Oct., 1871; on leave of absence, Oct. 8, 1871, to Apr., 1872; on frontier duty at Ft. Union, N. M. May 30, 1872, to Feb., 1873, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., Mar. 13, 1873, to Dec., 1875, — Ft. Clark, Tex., Feb. 9, 1876, to Nov., 1879, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., to Apr. 6, 1880, — and Ft. Clark, Tex., to Aug. 20, 1881 (Regimental Quartermaster, Sep. 1, 1880, to Sep. 1, 1881); on Recruiting Service, Oct. 10, 1881, to July 6, 1883; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Oct. 9,

(Captain, 8th Cavalry, June 26, 1882)

1883; and on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., to Dec. 15, 1883, — Ft. Clark, Tex. (leave of absence, June 12 to Sep. 15, 1884), to June 14, 1885, — and Grafton, N. M., to July 23, 1885.

Died, July 23, 1885, at Grafton, N. M.: Aged 46.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1886, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.

The Author's Note:

1 O. B. Boyd, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted as Private in 144th New York Volunteers, Aug., 1861, and remained in service, until Aug., 1862.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Boyd's full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the U. S. Army.

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