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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1879

Vol. III

(Born Ala.)

Marion B. Saffold

(Ap'd Ala.)


Marion Bolling Saffold: Born Sept. 1, 1856, Selma, AL.​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., 13th Infantry, June 13, 1879.

Served: in garrison at Atlanta, Ga., Sep. 30, 1879, to Nov. 7, 1879, — and Jackson Barracks, La., to June 23, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Wingate, N. M., to Oct. 2, 1885, — in the field, to Oct. 6, 1886, — Ft. Wingate, N. M., to June 1, 1888, — and Ft. Supply, I. T., to –––––; and as Regimental Quartermaster, Dec. 16, 1889, to –––––.

First Lieut., 13th Infantry, Dec. 16, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: (Regimental Quartermaster, Dec. 16, 1889 to Oct. 14, 1891) At Fort Supply, I. T., to Oct., 1894;

(Captain of Infantry, 13th Infantry, April 26, 1898)

at Fort Columbus, N. Y., to April, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., to June, 1898. — In the field in the campaign against Santiago de Cuba to Aug., 1898. — At Fort Columbus, N. Y., to April, 1899. — En route to (via Suez Canal) and in the Philippines to Oct. 8, 1899, when he was

Killed Oct. 8, 1899, in the action at Noveleta, Luzon, P. I.,
while commanding a battalion of his regiment: Aged 43.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

Thayer's Note:

a Birth data from Thomas McAdory Owen, History of Alabama and Dictionary of Alabama Biography, Vol. IV (1921), p1487, which has other interesting information about the man. See also the Arlington Cemetery page, where his middle name, however, is misspelled.

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