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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1881

Vol. III

(Born Ind.)

John M. Stotsenburg

(Ap'd Ind.)


John Miller Stotsenburg: Born Nov. 24, 1858, New Albany, IN.

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

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 11, 1881.

Served: on frontier duty in the field and at Ft. Verde, Ara., Sep. 14, 1881, to June 24, 1882, — Scouting in Arizona, to July 28, 1882, — commanding company of Indian Scouts in the field, to Sep. 30, 1882, — Ft. McDowell, Ara., and Scouting, to Oct. 17, 1883, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., and Scouting, to June 5, 1884, — Ft. Stanton, N. M., and Scouting (leave of absence, Jan. 28 to May 27, 1885), to Dec. 3, 1887, — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to June 8, 1888, — Ft. Wingate, N. M. (leave of absence, Sep. 2 to Dec. 20, 1888), and Scouting, to –––––; and as Regimental Quartermaster,

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Aug. 19, 1889)

Dec. 18, 1889, to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: In the Sioux campaign, 1890‑91. — Participated in the action at Wounded Knee, S. D., Dec., 1890. — At Fort Niobrara, Neb., Jan., 1891 to Oct., 1894. — At Fort Myer, Va., to Aug., 1895. — At the Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to June, 1897 (Graduate, 1897). — With regiment at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to Dec., 1897. — Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Nebraska, Dec., 1897, to April, 1898.

(Major, 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, May 9, 1898)

(Colonel, 1st Nebraska Volunteer Infantry, Nov. 10, 1898)

(Captain of Cavalry, 6th Cavalry, Dec. 14, 1898)

— Sailed, with his regiment, for the Philippine Islands, June 15, 1898. — Participated in actions about Manila.

Killed April 23, 1899, in action at Quingua, P. I.: Aged 40.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1899, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.

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