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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born Ky.)

Samuel M. Swigert

(Ap'd Ky.)


Born Frankfort, KY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 29, 1863, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 15, 1868.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., Sep. 30, 1868, to Apr. 23, 1869 (Scouting to the Republican River, Nov., 1868, and Feb., 1869), — March to Montana, Apr. to July, 1869, — Ft. Ellis, Mon., July to Sep., 1869, — exploring for Wagon Road from Diamond City to Ft. Benton, Mon., Sep.‑Oct., 1869, — Camp Baker, Mon., Nov.‑Dec., 1869,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Oct. 26, 1869)

— Scouting, to Feb., 1870, being engaged with Piegan Indians, Jan. 21, 1871, at Marias River, Mon., — Ft. Ellis, Mon., Feb. to June, 1870, — Scouting, July to Nov., 1870, — Camp Douglas, Utah, Nov. 16, 1870, to May 26, 1871, — and Commanding Escort to Surveyors of 40th Parallel, May to Nov., 1871; on leave of absence, Nov. 23 to Dec., 1871; as Professor of Military Science in Kentucky University, Dec., 1871, to Dec., 1874; on frontier duty at Camp Stambaugh, Wy., Dec., 1874, to Nov., 1875, — Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to May, 1876, — Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, May 13 to Nov. 5, 1876, being engaged in the fight with Sioux Indians at Hay Creek, June 9, 1876, Battle of Rosebud Mountains, Mon., June 17, 1876, and Action of Slim Buttes, Dak., Sep. 9, 1876, — Ft. Sanders, Wy., to June 6, 1877, — with Chief Engineer, Department of the Platte, making reconnoissances of routes to and from the Department, June 6, 1877, to July 15, 1878, — Ft. Custer, Mon., Aug. 30, 1878, to Apr. 19, 1879, being on Bannock Campaign, Aug. 31 to Oct. 4, 1878, — Ft. Ellis, Mon., and Scouting, to Nov., 1881, — Ft. Custer,

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Oct. 20, 1881)

Mon., to Jan. 16, 1884 (leave of absence, to May 24, 1884), — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to Nov. 28, 1884; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to Oct. 1, 1886; on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., Dec. 13, 1886, to Apr. 5, 1889, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Oct. 17, 1889; and in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Aug. 29, 1894; Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky., Sept. 1, 1894 to Aug., 1898, being on mustering duty in Minnesota, May 2 to 20, 1898; and also member of Board purchasing horses, June 6 to July 20, 1898.

(Major of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, June 30, 1898)

— He joined the 3d Cavalry Aug. 12, 1898, serving with it at Tampa, Fla., to Aug. 16, 1898; at Montauk Point, N. Y., to Sept., 1898; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to Oct. 24, 1898; at Augusta, Ga., to May 20, 1899; at Fort Myer, Va., to Aug. 7, 1899; sailed with regiment from Seattle, Wash., on Aug. 14, arriving at Manila Oct. 1, 1899; in the field in Philippines, engaged in active operations to ––––

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

Military History. — In the field in Philippines, engaged in active operations until March 17, 1902, when he had a stroke of apoplexy which caused semi-paralysis. — from July, 1902 until Jan., 1903 in U. S. General Hospital at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal.

(Colonel, A. A. G., April 18, 1901)

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Jan. 30, 1903, disability in line of duty.

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

(Samuel Miller Swigert, Born Nov. 23, 1845.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 5th Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1903.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 30, 1903,
For Disability Contracted In Line of Duty.

Died, April 4, 1919, at Walton, Ky.: Aged 73.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1919.

Buried, Frankfort Cemetery, Frankfort, KY.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Swigert's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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