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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III

(Born Mas.)

Sumner H. Bodfish

(Ap'd Ga.)


Sumner Homer Bodfish, Born Aug. 16, 1844, Chicopee, MA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 16, 1863, to June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 15, 1868.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Richardson, Tex., Oct. 11, 1868, to Feb., 1869, — Jefferson, Tex., to June, 1869, — Canton, Tex., to July, 1869, — Tyler, Tex., to Jan. 30, 1870, — and Ft. Richardson, Tex., to Jan. 1, 1871.

Honorably Discharged, at his own Request, Jan. 1, 1871.

Civil History. — Civil Engineer, in the service of the United States, in District of Columbia, 1872‑78, and on Geological Survey, since 1878.

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

Died May 17, 1894, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 50.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1894.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Bodfish's birthplace is from his AOG obituary. His full name and birthdate are from the webpage at Arlington National Cemetery, q.v., which has additional information: including mention of service as an enlisted man in the War between the States before he became a Cadet.

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