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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Ct.)

Edmund D. Smith

(Ap'd at Large)


Edmund Dickinson Smith: Born Sep. 25, 1857, at Stamford, CT.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1875, to June 13, 1879, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Dodge, Kan., Sep. 30, 1879, to Aug. 5, 1880, — Ute Expedition in Colorado, to Nov. 15, 1880, — Ft. Gibson, I. T., to Nov. 1, 1881, — and Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to Oct. 1, 1884; at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, to Aug. 28, 1888; and on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., to Nov., 1889, — and Camp at Nevill's Springs, Tex., to –––––.

First Lieut., 19th Infantry, Dec. 3, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: In camp at Nevill's Springs, Tex., to Feb., 1890; at Jackson Barracks, La., to May 1, 1890; at Fort Mackinac, Mich., to May 14, 1891; on leave to Aug., 1891; on duty at the U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y. (as Instructor of Mathematics), Aug. 17, 1891

(Captain of Infantry, 19th Infantry, Jan. 3, 1895)

to Aug. 13, 1895; garrison duty at Fort Wayne, Mich., to April 11, 1897; at Fort Brady, Mich., to April 19, 1898; at Mobile, Ala., and at Tampa, Fla., to July 23, 1898; at Ponce, Puerto Rico (on sick leave, Nov. 19, 1898 to Jan., 1899), to May, 1899; at Camp Meade, Pa., to July, 1899; en route to and in Philippines, to Feb. 4, 1900; when

Mortally wounded in the abdomen, Feb. 4, 1900, near Fort Amia, P. I.,
and died at Sagod, Cebu, Feb. 5, 1900: Aged 46.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1900.º

Buried, Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, CT.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Smith's birth data and middle name are from his AOG obituary.

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