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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

Thomas G. Townsend​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Nov. 9, 1849.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1866, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Infantry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Hays, Kan., Oct. 7 to Nov. 7, 1871, — Ft. Larned, Kan., Nov. 9, 1871, to Apr. 1, 1872, — Ft. Hays, Kan., Apr. 3 to May 10, 1872, — Ft. Buford, Dak., June 1, 1872, to May 17, 1873, — conducting insane soldiers to Washington, D. C., May 17 to July 22, 1873, — Ft. Buford, Dak., to June, 1874, — commanding Escort to Northern Boundary Commission, June to Sep., 1874, — and Ft. Buford, Dak., to Sep. 1, 1875; on leave of absence, to Aug. 28, 1876; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Drawing, Aug. 30, 1876, to Aug. 28, 1880; on frontier duty in command of Escort to the Indian Commission,

(First Lieut., 6th Infantry, Dec. 15, 1880)

and at Ft. Garland, Col., to Mar. 8, 1881, — Camp on Snake River, Wy., Aug. 31, 1881, — Ft. Douglas, Utah, to June, 1883, — Ft. Thornburg, Utah, and constructing road on Uinta Mountains, to Sep., 1883, — and Rifle Competition at Omaha, Neb., to Oct. 3, 1883; on leave of absence, to Dec. 31, 1883; on duty at Ft. Leavenworth Military Prison, to May 1, 1888; on leave of absence, to Aug. 2, 1888; and on garrison duty at Ft. Sheridan, Ill., to –––––.

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

(Thomas Gerry Townsend)

Military History. — Served: At Newport Barracks, Ky., till Nov. 9, 1894; at Fort Thomas, Ky., till Aug. 27, 1896.

Retired from Active Service, for disability in the line of duty,
Aug. 27, 1896.

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

Civil History. — In charge of the accounts of the Army Mutual Aid Association. — Member of Massachusetts Society of the Cincinnati; of the District of Columbia Society of the Sons of the Revolution; Vice-President Society of the War of 1812.

Died May 13, 1902, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 53.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1902, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.E. D. Townsend, Adjutant-General, U. S. Army, Class of 1837.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Townsend's birthdate is from his AOG obituary.

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