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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Thomas M. Woodruff​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Thomas Mayhew Woodruff: Born Jan. 14, 1849, Buffalo, NY.​a

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

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Wallace and Ft. Scott, Kan., Sep. 29, 1871, to Apr. 16, 1873 (Detached Service and commanding Camps Limestone and Drywood Creek, Kan., July 1, 1872, to Mar., 1873), — Ft. Gibson, I. T., Apr. 17, 1873, to Oct. 2, 1875 (leave of absence, June 13 to Aug. 4, 1874, and Oct. 22 to Nov. 22, 1875), — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., Nov. 22, 1875, to Apr. 25, 1876, — on Survey of Staked Plains and Headwaters of Red River, to July 8, 1876, — Scouting in Montana and Dakota, being engaged in several Skirmishes, to Oct., 1876, — Ft. Leavenworth, to Mar., 1877 (in Engineer Office, Nov. 11, 1876, to Mar., 1877), — Camp on Tongue River, Mon., Apr. 28 to May 17, 1877, — Scouting in Montana, to Aug., 1877, — and Ft. Keogh, Mon., Sep. 16, 1877, to Oct. 10, 1878 (on Sioux Expedition, May, 1877, and against Nez Percés, Sep.‑Oct., 1877, being engaged in the Fight of Bear Paw Mountain, Sep. 30, 1877, and subsequent Skirmishes); on leave of absence, Oct. 10, 1878, to Aug. 11, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon. (on various Scouts,

(First Lieut., 5th Infantry, July 5, 1879)

being engaged in the Fight near Poplar River, Mon., Jan. 2, 1881, and leave of absence, May 29 to Sep. 27, 1881, and Mar. 28 to Sep. 26, 1882), to Feb. 8, 1883; on Signal duty at Washington, D. C., Ft. Myer, Va., and other places, to June 1, 1888; on frontier service at Ft. Bliss, Tex., to Oct. 30, 1888; on leave of absence in Europe, to July 14, 1889; and as Aide-de‑Camp to Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Ruger, Aug. 28, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(Brevet 1st Lieutenant, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant service in action against Indians at Bear Paw Mountain, Mont., Sept. 30, 1877)

Served: Aide-de‑Camp to General Ruger, Aug. 28, 1889 to March 9, 1891; Aide-de‑Camp on tour of inspection with Secretary of War in the Northwest, March 5 to April 11, 1891. — At San Francisco, Cal., on special duty at Headquarters, Division of the Pacific, to June 30, 1891. — On leave to Sept., 1891.

(Captain of Infantry, 5th Infantry, March 9, 1891)

— With regiment at St. Francis Barracks, Fla., to Oct., 1894. — At Fort McPherson, Ga., to Oct., 1896; at Tallahassee, Fla., on duty with the Florida State Troops to May, 1898; on mustering duty at Tampa, Fla., to June, 1898;

(Major and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

on duty at Headquarters, 5th Army Corps, Santiago camps, to July 3, 1898. — Inspector-General of General Bates's Provisional Division, 5th Corps, sub‑designated 3d Division, 5th Corps, to Sept. 12, 1898. — On sick leave to Nov. 30, 1898. — At Greenville, S. C., as Inspector-General 3d Division, 2d Corps, to April 15, 1899. — On leave to May 21, 1899 (Regimental Adjutant, May 22 to July 11, 1899)

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, June 13, 1899)

— With regiment at Santiago, Cuba, until he

Died July 11, 1899, of yellow fever,
at Santiago de Cuba: Aged 51.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Brig.‑General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.I. Carle Woodruff.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Woodruff's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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