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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Joshua L. Fowler

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Feb. 20, 1846, East Fishkill, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1864, 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. D. A. Russell, Wy., Oct. 2, 1868, to Nov., 1869 (sick leave of absence, May 25 to Sep. 29, 1869), — Omaha

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Nov. 4, 1869)

Barracks, Neb., to May, 1871 (Camp Bingham, Neb., Apr. to Nov., 1870, and leave of absence, Jan. 4 to Feb. 10, 1871), — Camp Clark, Neb., May to Sep., 1871, — O'Fallon's Station, Neb., Sep.‑Oct., 1871, — North Platte, Neb., Nov., 1871, to Jan., 1872, — Ft. McPherson, Neb., to May 1, 1872 (leave of absence, Feb. 8 to Apr., 1872), — Ft. Laramie, Wy., June 12, 1872, to Sep., 1874 (leave of absence, Jan. 17 to Feb. 22, 1873, and Dec. 21, 1873, to Feb. 11, 1874) — Ft. Sanders, Wy., Sep. 21, 1874, to Sep. 3, 1877, — Regimental Quartermaster, Sep. 15, 1874, to Sep. 3, 1877 (leave of absence, June 17 to Aug. 18, 1876), — Ft. Custer, Mon., Sep. 30, 1877 (leave of absence, Mar. 15 to May 3, 1878, and July 20, 1880, to July 19, 1881), to July 22, 1883, Ft. Assinniboine,

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Oct. 26, 1881)

Mon., to June 3, 1884, — Ft. Klamath, Or., to Oct. 21, 1886, — Ft. Bidwell, Cal., to Sep. 13, 1888 (leave of absence, to Feb. 8, 1889), — and Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to –––––.

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

(Joshua Lounsbury Fowler)

Military History. — Served: As Captain 2d Cavalry, at Fort Walla Walla, Wash., to June, 1890; at Fort Lowell, Ariz., and San Carlos Agency, to Sept., 1890; at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to Nov., 1892; at Ft. Bowie, Ariz., to Oct., 1894; at Fort Logan, Colo., in command of a squadron (Troops B and I) 2d Cavalry, for Chickamauga, Ga.,º arriving on 21st of April, 1898. — Was placed in command of the 3d Squadron, 2d Cavalry, on April 28, 1898, and served as Major of same in the 1st Brigade (1st, 2d, and 10th U. S. Cavalry Regiments), Provisional Cavalry Corps of the 1st Corps, to May 12, 1898. — served as such at Mobile, Ala., to June 6, 1898; served as such in the Provisional Cavalry Corps, 5th Corps, at Tampa, Fla., to Aug. 4, 1898; served as such in the 7th Corps at Fernandina, Fla., to Aug. 11, 1898;

(Major of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, July 1, 1898)

served as such at Montauk Point, L. I., in Cavalry Brigade, 5th Corps,  p182 from Aug. 20 to Oct. 11, 1898; served as such at Huntsville, Ala., in the 4th Corps, to Jan. 26, 1899. — In command of Camp Squadron, 10th Cavalry, near Fort Sam Houston, Tex., Jan. 31 to May 1, 1899. — En route to and at Holguin, Cuba, to July 7, when he left that station on leave for the United States.

Civil History. — Member of the Society of Indian Wars; Member of the Philadelphia Commandery, Pa., Society of Foreign Wars; Companion of the Minneapolis, Min., Commandery, Society of American Wars; Member of the American Ornithologist Union.º

Died July 11, 1899, at Sea: Aged 52.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1900.º

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Fowler's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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