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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III

(Born Ill.)

George R. Bacon

(Ap'd Ill.)


Born Douglas County, IL.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1869, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 15, 1869.

Served: in garrison at Angel Island, Cal., Oct. 4, 1869, to Jan. 26, 1870; on frontier duty at Camp Grant, Ara., to Feb. 17, 1871, — Camp Halleck, Nev., Apr. 13, 1871, to Jan. 20, 1873, — Camp Bidwell, Cal., to Feb. 9, 1873, — Modoc Expedition in Oregon to July, 1873, — Camp Harney, Or., Sep. 17 to Nov. 10, 1873; on leave of absence, to May 7, 1874; on duty at St. Louis Barracks, Mo., May 7 to July 20, 1874; on frontier

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 28, 1875)

duty at Camp Harney, Or., to June 21, 1877, — Nez Percés Campaign, June 21 to Nov. 26, 1877, — Camp Harney, Or., Nov. 26 to Dec. 5, 1877; and on leave of absence, Dec. 5, 1877, to June 15, 1878.

Resigned, June 15, 1878.

Civil History. — Merchant and Printer, Decatur, Ill., since 1878.

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Unknown. — Residence, Decatur, Ill.

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

(George Robert Bacon, Born Sept. 28, 1845.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, March 28, 1875.

Resigned, June 15, 1878.

Civil History. — Merchant in stationery business at Champaign, Ill., 1878‑1881; in stationery and printing business at Decatur, Ill., 1881 to 1911.

Died, Dec. 17, 1911, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 66.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1912.

Buried, Greenwood Cemetery, Decatur, IL.

Thayer's Note:

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

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