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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Ill.)

James V. S. Paddock

(Ap'd Ill.)


James Valentine Seaman Paddock: Born Aug. 18, 1856.​a

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

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

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 6, 1877; and on frontier duty at Sidney Barracks, Neb., Dec. 6, 1877, to May 15, 1878, — Scouting, to Oct. 5, 1878, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Dec. 8, 1878, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., and Scouting, Dec. 11, 1878, to Sep. 20, 1879, — and Expedition to White River Agency, Col., to Oct. 18, 1879, being engaged in the Fight on Milk Creek, Col., Sep. 29, 1879, where he was wounded; sick in hospital at Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Dec. 17, 1879, and on sick leave of absence, to Apr. 20, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to May 16, 1880 (leave of absence, to Oct. 1, 1880), — and Ft. Niobrara, Neb., to May 7, 1885; under instruction at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. School of Application, Sep. 7, 1885, to July 1,

(First Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 11, 1886)

1887, and Post Recruiting Officer, to Oct. 11, 1887; on frontier duty at Ft. Supply, I. T., to Dec. 2, 1887; and on sick leave of absence, to –––––.

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

Military History. — On sick leave until

Retired from Active Service, for disability from wound,
in line of duty, April 17, 1891.

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

Military History. — On sick leave to April 17, 1891.

1st Lieutenant, U. S. A., Retired, April 17, 1891,
for disability incident to the service.

Died Aug. 7, 1907, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 51.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.º

Buried, Oakland Cemetery, Princeton, IL.

Thayer's Note:

a Lt. Paddock's middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army; his birth data are from his AOG obituary.

He was very likely a first cousin of Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.George H. Paddock: see my note to the latter's entry in the Register.

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