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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1873

Vol. III

(Born Ct.)

Augustus C. Tyler

(Ap'd Ten.)


Augustus Cleveland Tyler: Born May 2, 1851, Norwich, CT.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1869, to June 13, 1873, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, June 13, 1873.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Clark, Tex., Oct. 8, 1873, to Apr. 10, 1874, — Scouting, to Aug., 1874, — Expedition to Indian Territory, Aug. 6, 1874, to Jan., 1875, — Ft. McKavett, Tex., Mar. 7‑27, 1875, — Ft. Sill, I. T., May 10‑26, 1875 (absent sick, and on leave of absence, to Oct. 20, 1875), — Ft. Elliott, Tex., Nov. 10, 1875, to Mar., 1876, — Ft. Sill, I. T., Mar. 29 to Aug. 2, 1876, — Camp Custer, Neb., Aug. 21, 1876, to Sep. 17, 1877, — Powder River Expedition, Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, 1876 (leave of absence and sick, Jan. 6 to Apr. 30, 1877), — Ft. Sill, I. T., July 7 to Nov. 12, 1877 (leave of absence, to Mar. 19, 1878), — and Ft. Clark, Tex., to June 1, 1878; and on leave of absence, to July 1, 1878.​b

Resigned, July 1, 1878.

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

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

Civil History. — Residence, New London, Ct.

Military History. —

(Colonel, 3d Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, July 6, 1898)

Stationed at Camp Haven, Ct. — At Camp Meade, Pa. — At Camp Marion, S. C.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, Jan. 31, 1899)

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

Civil History. — President American Tea Growing Co., Colleton County, S. C. — Director Union Bank, New London, Conn. — Member M. O. L. L., U. S., by inheritance from his father, General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Daniel Tyler, Class 1819, U. S. M. A. — Residence, New London, Ct.

Died Nov. 27, 1908, at New London, Conn.: Aged 58.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, CT.

Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Tyler's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary (a particularly interesting one, by the way).

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b Lt. Tyler's life on the western frontier, barely suggested by the bland summary in the Register, is brought to life, vividly and in detail, in his obituary; among other things, the reader will get a very clear idea of what is meant by "scouting".

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