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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born N. Y.)

Solon F. Massey

(Ap'd O.)


Solon Frederick Masseya

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1873, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 12, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Barrancas, Fla., Dec. 12, 1877, to May 27, 1879, — Atlanta, Ga., to Sep. 2, 1879 (leave of absence, to Feb. 23, 1880), — Ft. Barrancas, Fla., to June 26, 1880, — and Hot Springs, Ark., to Aug. 17,  p274 1880; at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 28, 1880, to Aug. 28, 1882; in garrison at Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to May 1, 1884, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Sep. 1,

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Oct. 31, 1885)

1886, — Ft. Douglas, Utah, to Oct. 6, 1886 (sick leave of absence, Oct. 16, 1888, to June 16, 1889), — and Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Oct. 1, 1889; and on sick leave of absence, to Apr. 1, 1890.

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

Military History. —

Retired from Active Service, for disability in the line of duty,
Feb. 20, 1891.

Tendered his services to the War Department at the outbreak of the Spanish-American war. — As agent of Quartermaster Department, shipped Spanish prisoners of war from Santiago to Spain, Aug. and Sept., 1898; and had charge of disinterment of U. S. officers and men buried in Island of Puerto Rico, Feb. and April, 1899.

Civil History. — Coffee grower in Costa Rica, since 1896. — Manager of large farm near Turialba, 1896 and 1897. — Permanent post-office address, Sandusky, O.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died July 12, 1901, at Manila, P. I.: Aged 48.

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

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Massey's full name is from his AOG obituary.

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