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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III

(Born O.)

Frederick W. Kingsbury

(Ap'd Wis.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Sanders, Wy., Oct. 18, 1870, to May, 1871, — Medicine Bow, Wy., to Oct. 16, 1871 (leave of absence, to Dec. 15, 1871), — Ft. Sanders, Wy., to Feb., 1872, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Sep., 1872, — Medicine Bow Station and Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Nov., 1872, — Ft. Sanders, Wy., Nov. 6, 1872, to Feb. 15, 1874 (leave of absence, Jan. 8 to May 12, 1873, and suspended, to –––, 1873), — Ft. Laramie, Wy., Mar. 16 to Sep. 27, 1874, — Ft. Sanders, Wy., Oct. 4, 1874, to May 1, 1875, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to May 25, 1875, — Escorting Geological Surveying Party to Black Hills, to Aug., 1875, — Black Hills Expedition, to Oct., 1875, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Nov. 5, 1876 (leave of absence, Dec. 1, 1875, to May 6, 1876, — and Big Horn Expedition, May 23 to Oct. 28, 1876), — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Nov. 8, 1876, to Jan. 13, 1877, — Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Sep. 4, 1877, — and Ft. Keogh, Mon., Oct. 4, 1877, to Mar. 30, 1878; on leave of absence, Mar. 31 to Aug. 1, 1878; on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon., Aug. 1, 1878 (Scouting, Feb. to Apr. 1, 1879, being engaged in the Capture of Little Wolf's Band of Cheyennes, Mar. 25, 1879, and June 4 to Sep., 1879, and on leave of absence, May 8 to Dec. 10, 1880), to Apr. 29, 1881, — in the

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Apr. 1, 1880)

field and at Ft. Maginnis, Mon. (repairing Telegraph Lines in Montana, May 11 to Sep. 17, 1882), to May 26, 1884, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to –––––, — and Regimental Quartermaster, Apr. 1, 1887, to –––––.

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

(Frederick William Kingsbury)

Military History. — (Regimental Quartermaster, April, 1887 to April 1, 1891.) Served: At Fort Walla Walla, Wash., to July, 1890, Quartermaster and C. S., at Fort Lowell, Ara., to April, 1891. — With his troop at Fort Wingate, N. M.,

(Captain of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, May 5, 1892)

to Oct., 1893. — On recruiting service at St. Louis, Mo., to Sept., 1894, and at Milwaukee, Wis., to Oct., 1895. — Commanding his troop at the  p202 Cavalry and Light Artillery School, Fort Riley, Kan., to April 9, 1897, and sick at that post until he

Died June 13, 1897, at Fort Riley, Kan.: Aged 50.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1898, for an obituary notice.​a

Buried, Fort Riley Post Cemetery, Fort Riley, KS.

Thayer's Note:

a This line is not in the Register; I added it, following its usual style. That said, there is in fact no real obituary in the AOG Report for 1898, the text there reading, in full:

p9 Frederick W. Kingsbury
No. 2352 — Class of 1870.
Died, June 13, 1897, at Fort Riley, Kas., aged 50.

An extended obituary of Captain Kingsbury was promised by a classmate, but he was ordered to the front before the article was written and is unable to furnish it.

The Association hopes to print a suitable obituary in the report for next year.

Secretary of the Association.

No further obituary appeared in the following year's report, however, nor in any other succeeding year.

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