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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III

(Born O.)

John G. Kyle

(Ap'd O.)


John Gowdy Kyle: Born Aug. 1, 1849, Xenia, OH.​a

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

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: joining regiment, Oct.‑Nov., 1870; on frontier duty at Camp Bowie, Ara., Dec. 15, 1870, to Feb., 1871; in garrison at Benicia Barracks, Cal., to June, 1871; on frontier duty at Camp Bidwell, Cal., to Mar. 7, 1872, — Scouting, to May 8, 1872, — Camp Bidwell, Cal., to July 15, 1872, — conducting prisoners to Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Aug. 19, 1872, — Camp Bidwell, Cal., to Dec., 1872, — Tule Lake, Cal., to Jan. 21, 1873, being engaged in a Skirmish with Modoc Indians, where he was wounded, — Ft. Klamath, Or., to Mar. 6, 1873, — Modoc Expedition, to June, 1873, — Camp Bidwell, Cal., to Aug. 16, 1874, — Detached Service, to Oct. 1, 1874, — Camp Bidwell, Cal., to May 22, 1875, being accidentally wounded, Oct. 20, 1874, — and Ft. Klamath, Or., to Oct., 1875; in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Nov. 2, 1875, to Jan. 29, 1876; in Government Insane Asylum, Washington, D. C., to Nov. 19,

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Sep. 3, 1876)

1876; and on sick leave of absence, to Mar. 30, 1877.

Died, Mar. 30, 1877, at Xenia, O.: Aged 28.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1877, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, Woodland Cemetery, Xenia, OH.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Kyle's birth data are from his AOG obituary; his middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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