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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

George E. Bacon

(Ap'd N. Y.)


Born Oct. 10, 1848, Reynoldsville, NY.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 16th Infantry, June 12, 1871.

Served: in garrison at St. Augustine, Fla., Sep. 30, 1871, to Dec. 17, 1872, — Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 23, 1872, to June 3, 1876 (leave of absence, July 18 to Oct. 2, 1874), — Newport Barracks, Ky., June 5 to Aug. 26, 1876 (leave of absence, to Sep. 20, 1876), — Huntsville, Ala., to May 31, 1877, having charge of National Cemeteries at Memphis, Corinth, and Pittsburg Landing, Nov. 10, 1876, to May 31, 1877, — New Orleans, La., Jan. 1‑5, 1877, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., June 14, 1877, to June 2, 1878; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy,  p173 June 14, 1878, to Aug. 28, 1883; on leave of absence, to Dec. 1,

(First Lieut., 16th Infantry, Dec. 7, 1879)

1883; and on frontier duty at Ft. Concho, Tex., to Dec. 20, 1883.

Died Dec. 20, 1883, at Ft. Concho, Tex.: Aged 35.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1884, for an obituary notice.º

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Bacon's birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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