West Point Graduates Killed in Action – Plains Indian Wars

Apache Chief Geronimo (right)_and_his_warriors_in_1886

Apache Chief  Geronimo (right) and his warriors in 1886

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Class of 1836

“William H. Warner” Ten years on topographical service; killed by Indians in the line of duty, surveying mountain passes for the transcontinental railroad.

Class of 1837

John Williams Gunnison Killed by Indians as he was conducting a survey to determine the route to be taken by the transcontinental railroad.

Class of 1839

Edward R. S. Canby Fought in the Mexican War and for the Union in the War between the States; the rest of his thirty years in the Army was spent on the western frontier, often fighting Indians; killed at a parley Lava Beds, Oregon by Modoc Indians. April 11, 1873. age 56.

Class of 1842

“Henry W. Stanton” Cavalryman, killed by Apaches after a thirteen-year career on the western frontier.

Class of 1846

“Oliver H. P. Taylor” Fought in the Mexican War, and Indians on the western frontier; killed

“Edmund Russell” Infantryman, fought in the Mexican War, then against Indians in California, and was killed,

“Montgomery P. Harrison” Served in the Mexican War and on the western frontier, where he was killed

Class of 1848

“William A. Slaughter” Most of his career was on the Pacific coast; killed by Indians in Washington State.

Class of 1849

“William H. Lewis” Served in the Third Seminole War and on the western frontier, fought for the Union in the War between the States (in New Mexico); killed by Indians.

Class of 1853

“John L. Grattan”

Class of 1855

“Cornelius Van Camp” Fought against Indians in Texas.

“Jesse K. Allen”

Class of 1856

“William Gaston” Cavalryman, killed fighting Indians in the Pacific Northwest.

Class of 1861

“George A. Custer” Annihilated with Troops C, E, F, & I of his Regiment (Over 200 Men) Little Big Horn River MT, 25 June 1876. As listed in the Academy Register of Graduates

Not by Class

Apache

Henry,Stanton,1842,,Alumni,1155-1842,1/20/1855,”DOD: 01/20/1855 Place: Apache Indian War, NM Notified by: Burial: Cause: KIA Obit: Age: 32 ”

Calif, Utah, Oregon Indian

Edmund,Russell,1846,,Alumni,1327-1846,3/24/1853,DOD: 03/24/1853 Place: California Indian War Notified by: Burial: Cause: KIA Obit: Age: 31

James,Stuart,1846,,Alumni,1310-1846,6/18/1851,DOD: 06/18/1851 Place: Oregon Indian War Notified by: Burial: Cause: DOW Obit: Age: 26

Oliver,Taylor,1846,,Alumni,1302-1846,5/17/1858,DOD: 05/17/1858 Place: Utah Indian War Notified by: Burial: Cause: KIA Obit: Age: 33

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