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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1880

Vol. III

(Born Va.)

Edward S. Avis

(Ap'd W. Va.)


Edward Spaw Avis​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 14, 1876, to June 12, 1880, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Infantry, June 12, 1880.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon., Oct. 8 to Dec. 15, 1880, — Poplar River Agency, Mon., to Feb. 12, 1881, — Ft. Keogh, Mon., to July 5, 1882, — in the field on Special duty with Major Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Merrill's command, to Dec., 1882, — and Ft. Keogh, Mon., to Apr. 12, 1886; under suspension from duty and on leave of absence, to July 8, 1887; on frontier duty at Ft. Keogh, Mon., to May 30, 1888, — and Ft. Ringgold, Tex., to Sep. 8, 1888; and as Professor of Military Science at the West Virginia University at Morgantown, W. Va., to –––––.

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

Military History. —

(First Lieut. of Infantry, 25th Infantry, Nov. 11, 1890)

 p329  Served: At Morgantown, W. Va. (college duty),

(Transferred to 18th Infantry, July 20, 1891)

to Sept. 1, 1891; garrison duty at Fort Clark, Tex., to April 13, 1892; at Fort McIntosh, Tex., to Feb. 6, 1894. — (Regimental Quartermaster, Jan. 26, 1894 to Nov. 30, 1896.) — Regimental and Post Quartermaster at Fort Bliss, Tex., to Dec. 11, 1896; on sick leave to June 23, 1897; sick at Fort McPherson, Ga., to Dec. 7, 1897, and on sick leave until

Retired from Active Service, with the rank of Captain,
for disability in the line of duty, April 26, 1898.

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

Military History. — Retired officer.

Died April 2, 1904, at Dahlonega, Ga.: Aged 47.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Avis' middle name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army.

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