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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1883

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Louis Ostheim

(Ap'd Pa.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1878, to June 13, 1883, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, June 13, 1883.

Served: in garrison at Jackson Barracks, La., Sep. 30, 1883, to May 30, 1885, — at Washington Barracks, D. C. (leave of absence, Sep. 25 to Oct. 25, 1886), to Dec. 20, 1886, — in charge of Ft. Myer, Va., to Apr. 15, 1887, — at Washington Barracks, D. C., to Aug. 30, 1888, — and Artillery School for Practice, Ft. Monroe, Va., to –––––.

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

Military History. — Served: Graduate of the Artillery School, 1890. — Attached to Light Battery C, 3d Artillery;

(First Lieut. of Artillery, 2d Artillery, May 22, 1891)

relieved from Light Battery C, Aug. 30, 1891. — On detached service, special recruiting for Light Artillery Battalion, stationed at St. Louis, Mo., from Nov., 1892, to Nov., 1893. — With Light Battery A, 2d Artillery, from Oct. 1, 1895 to April 1, 1898. — Temporary recruiting duty, March 15‑22, 1898;

(Transferred to 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

with Light Battery G, June 8, 1898; Philippine expedition, 8th Army Corps; arrived in Manila, Aug. 20; stationed at Cavite, Oct. 21; in the field at Sam Polac, Manila, to Nov. 4; Mulate, Manila, Nov. 4‑28. — Assistant to Chief Ordnance Officer and Ordnance Storekeeper, Manila Arsenal, from Nov. 28 to Dec. 23. — On Iloilo expedition, 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps. — Assigned to command Provisional Gun Battery, Jan. 2, 1899. — In command of artillery at Jaro, P. I., from March, 1899 to –––––; Engagements: Landing and capture of Iloilo, Feb. 11, 1899; capture of Jaro, Feb. 12, 1899; skirmish north of Jaro River, March 1, 1899; battle of Jaro River, March 16, 1899. — Returned to U. S., March, 1900.

Died by his own hand, April 9, 1900, at Chicago, Ill.: Aged 40.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1900, for an obituary notice.º

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