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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Mo.)

John L. Barbour

(Ap'd O.)


John Lewis Barbour, Born Apr. 17, 1858.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1877,  p348 to June 11, 1881, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., Sep. 30, 1881, to Nov. 10, 1882, — and Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Sep. 21, 1885; on leave of absence, to Nov. 11, 1885; in garrison at Columbus Barracks, O., to Dec. 8, 1885; on frontier duty at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., to Jan. 3, 1886, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Feb. 19, 1886, — Ft. Washakie, Wy., to June 19, 1886, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Feb. 28, 1887, — Ft. McKinney, Wy., to July 17, 1888, — and Ft. Laramie, Wy., to June 28, 1889; on leave of absence, to June 30, 1889, and on sick leave, to Sep. 6, 1889; and on frontier duty at Camp Pilot Butte, Wy., to –––––.

First Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 23, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: With company (A, 7th Infantry), Camp Pilot Butte, Wyo., Sept., 1889-Oct., 1891. — A. A. Q. M. and A. C. S., Oct., 1890-Oct., 1891. — With company, Fort Logan, Colo., Oct., 1891-Sept., 1892. — G. R. S., Oct., 1892-Oct., 1894. — With company (B, 7th Infantry), Nov., 1894-May 12, 1895. — (Regimental Quartermaster, 7th Infantry, May 12, 1895.) — Q. M., Fort Logan, Colo., July 1, 1895–June 20, 1898.

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

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

Military History. — Remained in Marietta, from April 26, 1898 to Sept., 1899; Professor Military Tactics, at Fort Plain, New York, from Sept., 1899 to April, 1900; Academy burned down at that time; Professor Military Tactics in Marietta College, from Sept., 1900 to April, 1904; U. S. Recruiting Officer, Parkersburg, W. Va., from March, 1905 to March, 1908.

Died, April 12, 1908, in Chicago, Ill.: Aged 50.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, OH.

Thayer's Note:

a Capt. Barbour's middle name is given only starting with Vol. IV; his birthdate is from his AOG obituary.

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