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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1877

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Alexander M. Patch

(Ap'd Pa.)


Born Claysville, PA.​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

Additional Second Lieut., 8th Cavalry, June 15, 1877.

Served: on leave of absence and awaiting orders, June 15 to Dec. 25,

(Second Lieut., 4th Cavalry, Dec. 7, 1877)

1877; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., Dec. 25, 1877, to May 22, 1878, — Ft. Elliott, Tex., June 24 to Sep. 20, 1878, — Scouting, Sep. 20 to Nov. 22, 1878, being engaged with Cheyenne Indians, Sep. 27, 1878, — Ft. Elliott, Tex., Nov. 22, 1878, to Mar. 9, 1879, — Ft. Sill, I. T., and Scouting, to Sep. 25, 1879, being engaged in Capturing Outlaws, near the mouth of Cimarron River, I. T., where he was severely wounded, necessitating  p292 the amputation of his leg below the knee; sick and on sick leave of absence, disabled by wound, to Sep. 19, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft.

(First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, May 5, 1880)

Hays, Kan., to Nov. 12, 1880, — Regimental Quartermaster, Oct. 1, 1880, to May 1, 1887, — Ft. Riley, Kan., Nov. 12, 1880, to Nov. 9, 1881, — Santa Fé, N. M., to Dec., 1882, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to July, 1884, — Ft. Lowell, Ara., to Jan. 14, 1885 (sick leave, to Mar. 10, 1885) — and Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Aug. 21, 1887; and on sick leave of absence, to –––––.

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

Military History. —

Retired from Active Service, with the rank of Captain,
for disability in the line of duty, March 9, 1891.

Civil History. — In business at Cornwall, Lebanon County, Pa. (furnace supplies and general merchandise), from April, 1890 to April, 1897. — Treasurer, Cornwall Railroad Company, April, 1897. — In Jan., 1898, appointed superintendent, Cornwall Railroad Company, in addition to duties of treasurer and purchasing agent of same road. — Superintendent, treasurer, and purchasing agent, Cornwall Railroad Company, Jan., 1899 to –––––; Residence, Lebanon, Pa.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Civil History. — Superintendent, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent, Cornwall Railroad Company, Jan., 1899 to March 30, 1904; from March 30, 1904, President Cornwall Railroad Co., to date. — Residence, Lebanon, Pa.

Vol. VI
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Alexander McCarrell Patch, Born Sept. 16, 1854.)

Military History. —

First Lieut., 4th Cavalry, May 5, 1880.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, March 9, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Civil History. — Superintendent, Treasurer and Purchasing Agent, Cornwall Railroad Company, January, 1899, to March 30, 1904; President Cornwall Railroad Company, March 30, 1904, to ––––

Residence, Lebanon, Pa.

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 9, 1891,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Apr. 20, 1924, at Lebanon, Pa.: Aged 69.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.

Thayer's Note:

a Col. Patch's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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