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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born N. Scotia)

James O. Mackay

(Ap'd Nev.)


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., 3d Cavalry, June 13, 1879.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Robinson, Neb., Sep. 30 to Oct. 2, 1879, — Ute Expedition, to Nov. 29, 1879, — Ft. Sanders, Wy., to Apr. 25, 1880, — Ft. McKinney, Wy. (in pursuit of horse-thieves, June 26 to July 1, 1880), to Sep. 20, 1880, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to May 5, 1881, — Camp on White River, Col., to Oct. 15, 1881 (witness before Civil Court at Denver, Col., to Nov. 15, 1881), — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to May 3, 1882, — and Ft. Thomas, Ara. (Scouting, July 9 to Aug. 10, 1882, leave of absence, to Sep. 26, 1882, and commanding Apache Scouts on Expedition to Sonora, Mexico, May 8 to July, 1883, being engaged

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, May 8, 1883)

with Chiricahuas, May 15, 1883, in the Sierra Madre), to July 2, 1883; in garrison at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (in arrest and confinement to post limits, July 11, 1884, to Mar. 29, 1885), to Oct. 11, 1886; on frontier duty at Peña Colorada, Tex. (leave of absence, Dec. 28, 1886, to Feb. 23, 1887), to July 1, 1887; on sick leave of absence, to Dec. 13, 1887; on frontier duty at San Antonio, Tex., to Aug. 22, 1888, — Ft. Brown, Tex., to Oct. 1, 1888 (leave of absence, to Jan., 1889), — San Antonio, Tex., to Jan. 19, 1890, — and Camp at Nevill's Springs (commanding Indian Scouts), to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: In camp at Nevill's Springs, Tex., to April, 1890; at San Antonio, Tex., to June, 1890; at Fort Brown, Tex., to Sept., 1890; on recruiting service at Elmira, N. Y., Oct. 5, 1890

(Captain of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, April 22, 1891)

to Oct. 22, 1891; garrison duty at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. (at Fort Ringgold, Tex., Dec., 1891 to Feb., 1892), to March, 1892; at Fort McIntosh, Tex. (in the field, assisting in quelling Texas and Mexican border disturbances, Jan. to April, 1893), to June 21, 1893; at Fort Reno, Okla., to Oct. 7, 1895; at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. (on sick leave, Nov. 12, 1895 to May 4, 1896; on duty with National Guard of Missouri, July 18 to Sept. 12, 1896), to April 19, 1898; with regiment at Camp Thomas, Ga., and at Tampa, Fla., to Aug., 1898; at Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., to Oct., 1898; at Augusta, Ga., to Jan., 1899; on sick leave to April, 1899; with regiment at Augusta, Ga., to May, 1899; garrison duty at Fort Myer, Va., to June 25, 1899; sick and on sick leave, June 25, 1899 until ––––

Retired from Active Service,
for disability in the line of duty, July 10, 1900.

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

Military History. — Retired officer. — Residence, San Antonio, Texas.

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

(James Ormond Mackay, Born Dec. 22, 1857.)

Military History. —

Captain, 3d Cavalry, April 22, 1891.

Captain, U. S. A., Retired, July 10, 1900,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Died, Jan. 17, 1911, at San Antonio, Texas: Aged 54.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1911.

Buried, San Antonio National Cemetery, San Antonio, TX.

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