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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Me.)

Francis J. Patten

(Ap'd Me.)


Francis Jarvis Patten: Born Nov. 2, 1852, Bowdoinham, ME.​a

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

Additional Second Lieut., 21st Infantry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 13, 1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Boisé, Ida., Dec. 13, 1877, to Apr. 3, 1880, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to June 7, 1880, — constructing Telegraph Line, to Oct., 1880, — Vancouver Barracks, Wash., to Sep. 6, 1881, — Spokane Falls, Wash., to Dec., 1881, — Ft. Klamath, Or., to June, 1882,  p280 Boisé Barracks, Ida., to July 1, 1884, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to

(First Lieut., 21st Infantry, Sep. 22, 1884)

Aug. 26, 1884, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to Sep. 21, 1885, — Rock Springs, Wy., to Oct. 21, 1885, — and Ft. Sidney, Neb., to Sep. 22, 1887; on leave of absence, to Apr. 12, 1888; awaiting orders, to June 28, 1888; on leave of absence, to Dec., 1888; under special instructions of the War Department, to Aug. 29, 1889; and on leave of absence, to Sep. 28, 1889.

Resigned, Sep. 28, 1889.

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

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

Civil History. — Unknown.

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

Civil History. — Publisher of numerous articles on electricity for the Electrical World, from 1891 to 1896; offered his services for the Spanish War, 1898; Vice President of a company for exploiting his invention for the manufacture of carbide; worked on a Gyrascope,º a position finder for ships in mid‑ocean.

Died Nov. 12, 1900, in New York City: Aged 48.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1901, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Patten's full name is from his tombstone, q.v.; his birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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