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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III

(Born D. C.)

Thomas C. Davenport​1

(Ap'd at Large)


Thomas Corbin Davenport: Born Apr. 11, 1850.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 9th Cavalry, June 14, 1872.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., Oct. 24 to Dec. 8, 1872; in Chief Signal Office, Washington, D. C., Dec. 24, 1872, to Feb. 13, 1873; on delay, to Mar. 31, 1873; on frontier duty at Ft. McKavett, Tex., Mar. 31 to Nov. 29, 1873 (Scouting, June 16 to Aug. 5, 1873), — Ft. Stockton, Tex., Dec. 11, 1873, to Mar. 2, 1876 (Camp near Ft. Concho, Tex., June to Dec. 2, 1875), — Ft. Stanton, N. M., Apr. 4 to July 27, 1876, — Ft. Union, N. M., to Sep. 4, 1876, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., Sep. 4, 1876, to Apr. 2, 1878, — on Ute Expedition, to Sep. 10, 1878, and Ft. Union, N. M., to Oct. 4, 1878; on leave of absence, Oct. 4, 1878, to Feb. 1, 1879; in War Records Office, Washington, D. C., to Mar. 1, 1880; on frontier duty, Scouting in New Mexico, to June 20, 1880, — Ft. Marcy, N. M., to Nov., 1880, — Ft. Bayard, N. M. (Scouting, May to Oct., 1881), to Dec. 3, 1881, — and Ft. Riley, Kan., to Nov. 1, 1883; on leave of absence, to Feb. 28, 1884; in Adjutant-General's Office at Washington, D. C., to Mar. 10, 1885; on frontier duty in Indian Territory,

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, Mar. 8, 1886)

 p206  to Aug., 1885; in garrison at Ft. Adams, R. I., to Aug. 26, 1886, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., to Apr. 30, 1887; and in Government Hospital, Washington, D. C., to May 6, 1887.

Died, May 6, 1887, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 37.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1887, for an obituary notice.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Captain H. K. Davenport, U. S. Navy.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Davenport's full name and birthdate are from his tombstone, q.v.

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