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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III

(Born Ill.)

John J. Dougherty​1

(Ap'd Ill.)


John Jefferson Dougherty: Born Jonesboro, IL.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Griffin, Tex., Sep. 30, 1872, to Aug. 13, 1876 (leave of absence, Oct. 5, 1874, to Feb. 4, 1875, and in charge of surveying party, Nov. 29, 1875, to Mar. 22, 1876), — Cheyenne Agency, Dak., Sep. 4, 1876, to Apr. 28, 1877, — near Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to May 20, 1877, — Cheyenne Agency, Dak., to July 5, 1877, — Big Horn Barracks, Mon., to Oct. 16, 1877, — and Cheyenne Agency, Dak., to Feb. 10, 1878; on sick leave of absence, Feb. 10, 1878, to Aug. 30, 1879; on frontier duty at Ft. Bennett, Dak., to Oct. 4, 1879 (leave of absence, to Mar. 5, 1880), — Ft. Sully, Dak. (sick leave, Apr. 6 to Sep. 30, 1881), to Sep. 9,

(First Lieut., 11th Infantry, Dec. 21, 1880)

1882, — repairing telegraph lines in Department of Dakota, to Oct. 10, 1882 (leave of absence, to Jan. 9, 1883), — Ft. Sully, Dak., to Nov. 3,  p201 1883; on duty at David's Island, N. Y., to Jan. 5, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Sully, Dak., to Apr. 28, 1886; and on sick leave of absence, Apr. 28, 1886, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Retired from Active Service, for disability in the line of duty,
with rank of Captain, Dec. 29, 1890.

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

Died Aug. 11, 1899, at San Antonio, Texas:​b Aged 51.

Buried, San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.

The Author's Note:º

1 Middle initial erroneously given in 3d edition Cullum's Register.

Thayer's Notes:

a Capt. Dougherty's full name is from the Official Register of Officers and Cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, 1869.

His birthplace is from his obituary in the Jonesboro Gazette, Aug. 19, 1899 as transcribed by Darrel Dexter. Thanks to Kathy Otiker for her help in tracking this down.

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b Capt. Dougherty's place of death is almost certainly Eureka Springs, Arkansas, as reported at GSSI (see the previous note); the date of his death varies from Aug. 9 to Aug. 14.

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