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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Ga.)

Oscar J. Brown

(Ap'd Ga.)


Oscar James Brown: Born Nov. 25, 1853, Fairmount, GA.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1872, to June 14, 1877, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Additional Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 17,

(Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Sep. 30, 1877)

1877; on frontier duty at Camp Halleck, Nev., Dec. 17, 1877, to June 4, 1878, — Scouting, June 4 to Nov. 3, 1878, — at Camp Halleck, Nev., Nov. 3, 1878 (in charge of recruits at San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 21, 1879, to Mar. 29, 1880, Scouting in Arizona, Sep. 6 to Dec. 27, 1881, and on leave of absence, July 7 to Dec. 6, 1882), to July 13, 1883; at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 29, 1887; on leave of absence, to Nov. 25, 1887; on frontier

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Apr. 24, 1886)

duty at Ft. Maginnis, Mon., to Oct. 7, 1888, — Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., to Mar. 17, 1889, — and Ft. Custer, Mon., to Sep., 1889; and in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Instructor of Cavalry at the Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Oct., 1889 to June, 1890. — Aide-de‑camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Merritt, June 12, 1890 to June 12, 1893. — On duty with troop, Fort Bayard, N. M. (and along Mexican border for four months), July, 1893 to May, 1895; on duty with Georgia volunteers as Acting Adjutant-General and Inspector-General of State, May 20, 1895 to April 28, 1898;

(Captain of Cavalry, 1st Cavalry, Dec. 11, 1896)

(Colonel, 2d Georgia Volunteer Infantry, May 14, 1898)

on duty at state camp, from April 28 till May 20; on duty with regiment at Tampa, Fla., till about Aug. 20; on duty with regiment at Huntsville, Ala., from about Aug. 23 to Oct. 22. — At Atlanta, Ga., from

(Honorably mustered out of Volunteer Service, Nov. 30, 1898)

Nov. 30, 1898 to March 9, 1899. — On duty closing up affairs of regiment, and on leave; on duty with troop, Fort Meade, S. D., March to June, 1899; on duty, Fort Yellowstone, Wyo., June, 1899. — Commanding post, and Acting Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, to ––––

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

Military History. — Served: Commanding post, and Acting Superintendent, Yellowstone National Park, to July, 1900; en route to Philippines, to Sept. 7, 1900; commanding troop and squadron at Lipa, P. I., and in the field, to April, 1903; en route to U. S. to June, 1903; with regiment at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, to Sept. 23, 1903; Umpire at army maneuvers, West Point, Ky., Sept. 24 to Nov. 27, 1904; on leave, Nov. 28, 1904 to Mar. 4, 1905; commanding troop at Fort Clark, Texas, to Sept., 1904; Fort Sam Houston, Texas,

(Major, 1st Cavalry, Nov. 30, 1904)

to Dec. 20, 1904; commanding squadron at Fort Clark, Texas, to Oct. 21, 1905; Fort Sam Houston, Texas, (commanding regiment at Camp of Instruction, Austin, Texas, July and Aug., 1906) to Sept. 13, 1906.

Died Sept. 13, 1906, at Fort Sam Houston, Tex.: Aged 53.

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

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Brown's full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.

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