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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1882

Vol. III

(Born Ct.)

Victor E. Stottler

(Ap'd Ct.)


Victor Emanuel Stottler: Born Aug. 1, 1859.​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1878, to June 13, 1882, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 10th Infantry, June 13, 1882.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Porter, N. Y., Sep. 30, 1882, to June 11, 1884; on frontier duty at Cantonment on Uncompahgre (now Ft. Crawford),

(First Lieut., 10th Infantry, Mar. 6, 1888)

Col., to Apr. 22, 1889, — Ft. Lyon, Col., to July 3, 1889, — Oklahoma, I. T., to Aug., 1889, — Ft. Reno, I. T., to Oct. 15, 1889, — and Oklahoma, I. T., to Nov. 15, 1889; on leave of absence, to Dec. 1, 1889; and under instruction at the Torpedo School, Willet's Point, N. Y., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: At Engineer School of Application, Willets Point, on submarine mining work, to Oct. 1, 1890. — Camp at Oklahoma City, Okla., to March 21, 1891. — Fort Wingate, N. M., to Dec. 24, 1891. — Fort Marcy, N. M., to Nov. 26, 1894. — Acting Indian agent, Mescalero, N. M., Dec. 11, 1894 to July 21, 1898.​b — (Regimental Quartermaster, 10th Infantry, May 7, 1892 to Oct. 24, 1894.)

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

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

Died, April 24, 1906, at Los Angeles, Cal.: Aged 47.

Buried, Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, CT.

Thayer's Notes:

a Capt. Stottler's full name is from Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army; his birthdate is from the burial records of Woodland Cemetery, Stamford, CT as transcribed on the Fairfield County site at USGenWeb.

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b It is for his work in stabilizing the Mescalero Apache Indians that Capt. Stottler is chiefly remembered today.

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