Roster of Soldiers at Camp Bonita

Discover where the men of the 10th Cavalry's Troops E, H, and I were stationed throughout their military careers. If you have any information you would like to share about soldiers stationed here, please email us.

 
Reddish brown stone carved with man's name, "1st Sergeant James Logan."
First Sergeant James Logan spent his entire career in Troop E of the 10th Cavalry.

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Troop E (* indicates carved stone likely connected to soldier)


Frank Austin *

Born: Chillicothe, OH ~1858

Enlisted: Detroit, MI 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Filed for invalid pension April 30, 1928. Troops D and E of 10th Cavalry, 1882 to 1892, but missing some enlistment records.


Top Black

Born: Unknown

Enlisted: Unknown

Travelled:

Retired: Dishonorable Discharge, August 1887

Died: Unknown

Notes: Record of Prisoner, August 16, 1887. Crime: Violation of 32, and 62 A.W. Dept. of Arizona. Sentence: Dishonorable discharge, forfeit of pay, and 1 year confinement.


Levi Bradley *

Born: Sumter, SC ~1845

Enlisted: Little Rock, AR 1867 (10th Cavalry, Troop D)

Travelled:

Ft Sill, OK 1872 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

San Felipe, TX 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Grierson Springs, TX 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Tom Green Co., TX 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Custer, MT 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Custer, MT 1897 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Wagoner, Corporal, Sergeant. 10th Cavalry Troops D and E.


Henry Butler *

Born: Petersburg, VA ~1851

Enlisted: Pittsburg, PA 1873 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

San Felipe, TX 1878 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

San Antonio, TX 1878 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Concho, TX 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1888 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

St. Louis, MO 1888 (9th Cavalry, Troop I and G)

Ft. Robinson, NE 1893 (9th Cavalry, Troop G)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1898 (9th Cavalry, Troop G)

Iriga, Luzon, Philippines 1901 (9th Cavalry, Troop G)

Retired: June, 1902 (9th Cavalry, Troop G)

Died: Unknown

Notes: Shoemaker, Saddler, Private. Also in 9th Cavalry, Troop G.


William Butler *

Born: Troy, OH ~1862

Enlisted: Detroit, MI 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1889

Retired: Unknown

Died: Marion, IN July 15, 1924

Notes: Private. Waiter. Filed for disability in 1902.


Peter Clayborne

Born: Charleston, SC ~1849

Enlisted: Unknown

Travelled:

Ft. Keogh, MT 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop D. Near Yellowstone National Park)

Ft. Assiniboine, MT 1897 (10th Cavalry, Troop D)

Retired: June, 1897 (10th Cavalry, Troop D)

Died: Unknown

Notes: Also in troop D, 10th Cavalry. At least 6 enlistments, so missing many early ones.


Archie Coleman

Born: unknown

Enlisted: unknown

Travelled: unknown

Retired: unknown

Died: Soldiers’ Home, Washington, D.C. May 1916

Notes: Sept. 13, 1890 filed Certificate of Disability.


John W. Damond *

Born: Baltimore, MD ~1858

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1879 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Concho, TX 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

San Carlos, AZ 1889 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


Curtis DeGroat *

Born: Orange Co., NY ~1859

Enlisted: Chicago, IL 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Waiter, Private.


Primas Douglass

Born: Bertie Co., NC 1861

Enlisted: New York City, NY 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1889

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


Charles W. Gaines *

Born: Salisbury, MD ~1863

Enlisted: Philadelphia, PA 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Private.


Murray Gibson *

Born: Jonesburg, GA 1856

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1876 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

St. Louis, MO 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1886 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1891 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)
Ft. Custer, MT 1896 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Holguin, Cuba 1899 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft D.A. Russell, WY 1902 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: Ft. D.A. Russell, WY? (Sergeant, Feb. 4, 1905)

Died: Abilene, KS March 8, 1928

Notes: Laborer, Private, Sergeant.


Richard Holt *

Born: Richmond, VA ~1861

Enlisted: Chicago, IL 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1889

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private. Filed for disability April 18, 1924.


David Hughes

Born: Henry Co., KY ~1855

Enlisted: Unknown

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Bayard, NM 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Farrier. Also in Troop D, 10th Cavalry. Filed for disability in 1897.


Samuel Humphries

Born: Baldwin Co., GA ~1858

Enlisted: Atlanta, GA 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Concho, TX 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Thomas, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

San Carlos, AZ 1892 (Hospital Corps.)

Ft. Bayard, NM (Hospital Corps.)

Ft. Grant, AZ (Hospital Corps.)

Ft. Custer, MT 1897 (Hospital Corps.)

Ft. Missoula, MT (Hospital Corps.)

Camp Thomas, GA (Hospital Corps.)

Ft. Huachuca, AZ 1900 (Hospital Corps.)

Ft. Santiago, Manila, Philippines 1903 (Hospital Corps.)

Retired: 1903 (Possibly in Manila) (Hospital Corps.)

Died: Unknown

Notes: Farmer, Private.


Richard Johnson

Born: Northumberland, VA ~1861

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private. Filed for disability in 1930.


William H. Johnson

Born: Howard Co., MD ~1856

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop K)

Travelled:

Ft. Davis, TX 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop K)

Ft. Custer, MT 1893 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Camp Wikoff, Long Island, NY 1898 (Trumpeter, “honest and gallant soldier”)

Suffolk, NY 1898 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Jaro, Panay, Philippines, 1901 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Camp North Platt River, WY 1904 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Smithfield, M?, 1904 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: 1906

Died: Philadelphia, PA April 13, 1909

Notes: Laborer, Private, Trumpeter. Troop E and K, 10th Cavalry. Filed for disability in 1900. Missing at least one enlistment (for AZ).


Henry C. Jones *

Born: Montgomery Co. TX or Brenham TX ~1861

Enlisted: San Antonio, TX 1883 (10th Cavalry Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E Band and Hospital Corps)

Philadelphia, PA 1888 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1895 (10th Cavalry, Troop I Band)

Ft. Missoula, MT 1895 (25th Infantry, Troop B)

Ft. Missoula, MT 1896 (25th Infantry, Troop B)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1896 (10th Cavalry, Troop I Band)

Manzanillo, Cuba 1899 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Manzanillo, Cuba 1900 (10th Cavalry, Band)

New York City, NY 1903 (25th Infantry, Troop D, Hospital Corps, and Band?)

Ft. Niobrara, NE 1905 (25th Infantry, Troop D, Hospital Corps, and Band?)

Chicago, IL 1905 (25th Infantry, Troop A)

Ft. Meyer, VA 1905 (10th Cavalry, Troop D)

Ft. Robinson, NE 1907 (10th Cavalry, Band)

Ft. Ethan Allen, VT 1910 (10th Cavalry, Band)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Railroader, Private, Corporal. Early enlistments show different birth states (KY, MD, and TX), but seem like the same soldier, based on other details. Later, all enlistments say either Brenham, TX (Washington Co., TX) or Montgomery Co. TX, which is relatively close.


Joseph Morgan Kelly (Captain of Troop E) *

Born: New York, 1844

Enlisted: Pennsylvania 1861 (19th Pennsylvania Infantry)

Travelled: Texas, Arizona, Montana, Cuba

Commanded:

69th PA Infantry (1st Lieutenant)

Veteran Reserve Corps (Captain)

38th Infantry (1st Lieutenant)

10th Cavalry (Captain and Major)

Retired: Ft. Assiniboine, MT 1898, recalled to duty in Havana, Cuba 1906

Died: St. Louis, MO, March 7, 1911 (buried in Arlington National Cemetery)

Notes: Also fought in Civil War. Enlisted in 38th US Infantry; 10th Cavalry. Promoted to Major, 1893.


Charles Key *

Born: New Orleans, LA or Pass Christian, MS ~1846

Enlisted: Pulaski, TN 1864 (Civil War, 3rd Alabama/111th USCT)

Travelled:

Athens, AL 1864

Nashville, TN 1865 (military prison for deserting)

Nashville, TN 1866 (muster out of 111th USCT)

Memphis, TN 1867 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Sill, OK 1872 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

San Felipe, TX 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Concho, TX 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Trumbull, CT 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

New London, CT 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: 1892 (CT?) as Orderly Sergeant

Died: Unknown

Notes: 3rd Alabama Colored Infantry re-designated as 111th USCT (Key was in Troop H). Laborer, Private, Sergeant, Orderly Sergeant.


John Lewis *

Born: Westmoreland Co., VA ~1848

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1869 (10th Cavalry, Troop B)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1874

St. Louis, MO 1875 (10th Cavalry Troop I)

Ft. Sill, OK 1880

St. Louis, MO 1880 (24th Infantry, Troop K)

Ft. Sill, OK 1885

San Antonio, TX 1885 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1890

Washington D.C. 1890 (9th Cavalry, Troop A)

Ft. Robinson, NE 1895

Ft. Robinson, NE 1898 (9th Cavalry, Troop G)

Retired: Unknown location, 1900

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private, Corporal, Sergeant. 1928 filed for disability.


Jerry Lloyd *

Born: Summer Co., KY or TN ~1855

Enlisted: Louisville, KY 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Concho, TX 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Beaumont, TX 1922

Notes: Laborer, Private. Filed for disability 1891.


James Logan * (two stones)

Born: Philadelphia, PA 1846

Enlisted: Philadelphia, PA 1867 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1872 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

San Felipe, TX 1877

Ft. Concho, TX 1882

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887

Ft. Custer, MT 1892

Retired: Ft. Custer, MT 1894 (as Saddler Sergeant)

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Sergeant, Saddler Sergeant, 1st Sergeant. Entire career in 10th Cavalry, Troop E.


Jerry R. Outlend *

Born: Madison Co., MS ~1856

Enlisted: Memphis, TN 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

St. Louis, MO 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: Unknown

Died: St. Louis, MO 1920

Notes: Laborer, Private, Corporal. Filed for disability 1891. Widow filed for pension 1926.


Charles H. Pipkins

Born: Unknown

Enlisted: Unknown

Travelled:

Bonita Canyon, AZ 1886 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Filed for disability in 1906.


William Redman

Born: Linburg? OH ~1861

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Glendale, OH May 19, 1931

Notes: Laborer, Private.


John W. Robinson * (two stones)

Born: Chatham?, Canada ~1863

Enlisted: Detroit, MI 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Blacksmith. GCMO #16 (Grand Court Martial Order?)


Lewis M. Smith

Born: Warrenton, VA ~1854

Enlisted: New York City, NY 1875 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1880 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1885 (24th Infantry, Troop C and 10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Custer, MT 1895 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Lakeland, FL 1898 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Clark, TX 1899 (10th Cavalry, Troop M)

Manzanillo, Cuba 1900 (10th Cavalry, Troop M)

Retired: Ft. Robinson, NE 1902 (10th Cavalry, Troop M)

Died: York, PA March 5, 1923

Notes: Private, Sergeant, 1st Sergeant, 1st Lieutenant. 10th Cavalry Troops E, I, and M. 24th Infantry, Troop C. Missing enlistment for Spanish American War when 1st Lieutenant in 48th Volunteers, Troop I.


James Spear *

Born: Thompson, GA ~1855

Enlisted: Atlanta, GA 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Concho, TX 1882

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887

Ft. Grant, AZ 1892

Retired: Unknown

Died: Washington, D.C. March 17, 1922

Notes: Farmer, Corporal, Sergeant. Entire career in 10th Cavalry, Troop E. Filed for disability 1892. Has son, William Spear (according to pension papers). Maybe additional service (or son’s service) on pension papers.


George Strider *

Born: Cambridge, OH ~1862

Enlisted: Chicago, IL 1884(10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1889

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Hostler, Private. Filed for disability in 1905.


Morris Thompson

Born: Spartanburg? SC ~1860

Enlisted: Pittsburg, PA 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Corporal. Filed for disability in 1931.


Charles B. Turner *

Born: Mineral Point, WI 1859

Enlisted: Indianapolis, IN 1875 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Concho, TX 1880

Bonita Canyon, AZ 1885

Ft. Apache, AZ 1890

Ft. Custer, MT 1895

Huntsville, AL 1898

Washington, DC (resigned to accept commission?)

Retired: Ft. Mackenzie, WY (Squad Sergeant Major, Sept. 21, 1903)

Died: Washington, DC April 12, 1919

Notes: Private, 1st Sergeant, 2nd Lieutenant 48th Volunteers in the Philippines, Squad Sergeant Major, Sergeant Major. Probably missing some enlistments. Most of career in 10th Cavalry, Troop E.


William Varnon

Born: Georgetown, KY ~1859

Enlisted: Louisiana, MO? 1876

Travelled:

Ft. Concho, TX 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop J or G?)

St. Louis, MO 1886 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Retired: In service, at Ft. Grant, AZ 1892

Died: Unknown

Notes: Barber, Private. Missing at least one enlistment.


Buck Walls

Born: Fayette Co., KY ~1856

Enlisted: San Antonio, TX 1883

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1888

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Railroader, Private.


John H. West

Born: Prince George Co., MD ~1861

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


William B. Wills

Born: Baltimore, MD ~1860

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1889

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Sailor and Private.


Felix Wilson *

Born: Norfolk, VA ~1863

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1886

Retired: Dishonorable discharge, Ft. Grant, AZ 1886. GCMO #47.

Died: Unknown

Notes: Chair Caner, Private.


Fred Wilson *

Born: Bowie Co., TX ~1863

Enlisted: San Antonio, TX 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1888

Ft. Custer, MT 1893

St. Paul, MN 1893

Retired: Disability Discharge, Ft. Custer, MT 1897

Died: Unknown

Notes: Railroader, Private, Wagoner. Entire career in 10th Cavalry, Troop E.

 
A historic saddle tree, blue and yellow military coat, and water canteen that says US.
The Buffalo Soldiers stationed in Bonita Canyon probably used a saddle like this 1885 McClellan. Buglers in the 10th Cavalry and other musicians received supplemental uniform pieces like this 1885 musician's blouse. Canteens like this one were essential for soldiers crossing dry terrain.

Saddle: 7074. Coat: SB-472A. Canteen: 7121. Collection of Arizona History Museum.


Troop H ( * indicates carved stone likely connected to soldier)

Walter Armstrong

Born: Cambridge, MD ~1859

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1889

Washington, D.C. 1890 (24th Infantry, Troop D)

Ft. Bayard, NM 1893

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private, Saddler.


Robert Banks

Born: Halifax, PA ~1846

Enlisted: Harrisburg, PA 1867 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1872

Ft. Leavenworth, KS 1872

Ft. Davis, TX 1877

Ft. Davis, TX 1882

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Retired: n/a

Died: December 15, 1888 from “exhaustion from gastritis” at Ft. Apache, AZ.

Notes: Waiter, Farrier, Sergeant. Entire career in 10th Cavalry, Troop H.


William P. Battle * (two stones)

Born: Knoxville, MD 1858

Enlisted: Pittsburg, PA 1883

Travelled:

Pittsburg, PA 1891

Ft. Buford, ND 1894

Retired: Unknown

Died: Pittsburg, PA January 16, 1917. Buried in St. Allegheny Cemetery in Pittsburg, PA.

Notes: Trumpeter. Long military career in 10th Cavalry and Battery B, Pennsylvania Light Artillery. Missing many enlistments.


Randall Blunt

Born: Greenville, SC 1862

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: San Francisco, CA April 5, 1922

Notes: Laborer, Private.


Solomon Boller

Born: Nottoway Co., VA 1861

Enlisted: Cleveland, OH 1882

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: December 28, 1951

Notes: Laborer, Blacksmith. 1898 filed for disability. Buried in Lincoln Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA.



Joseph Cammel *

Born: Madison Co., KY 1855

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1879

Travelled:

Ft. Davis, TX 1884

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889

Retired: unknown

Died: December 15, 1899

Notes: Laborer, Private. Buried in Albuquerque, NM?


John Franklin Casey *

Born: Caldwell Co., MO 1851

Enlisted: Kansas City, MO 1872 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Davis, TX 1877

Ft. Davis, TX 1878

Ft. Davis, TX 1883

Ft. Apache, AZ 1888

Retired: Unknown

Died: “Old Soldiers’ Home” Leavenworth, KS August 11, 1924

Notes: Long and interesting career in 10th Cavalry, Troop H.


Joseph E. Cephas *

Born: Warrenton, VA ~1860

Enlisted: Unknown

Travelled:

Bonita Canyon, AZ 1886

Retired: Unknown

Died: January 9, 1897

Notes: Widow filed in November 1899. Buried in Menom Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA.


Joseph Claggett (Clagget or Clagett) *

Born: Prince George Co., MD ~1846

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1867 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1872

Ft. Davis, TX 1877

Ft. Davis, TX 1882

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Ft. Buford, ND 1892

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897

Retired: Boxelder, MT 1897

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private, Corporal, Sergeant, Saddler. Entire career in 10th Cavalry, Troop H. Missing at least one enlistment (1887). Seems to have brother or cousin, John H. Clagget, also in Troop H, 10th Cavalry (1867 enlistment).


Pollard Cole *

Born: Georgetown, KY 1842

Enlisted: Camp Nelson, KY 1864 (12th Colored Heavy Artillery, Co. K)

Louisville, KY 1867 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Bowling Green, KY 1865

Louisville, KY 1866

Ft. Sill, OK 1872

Ft. Davis, TX 1877

Ft. Davis, TX 1882

Presidio, TX 1882

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Ft. Buford, ND 1892

Retired: Ft. Buford, ND 1894

Died: Georgetown, KY May 20, 1900

Notes: Farmer, Laborer, Private, Sergeant. Entire career (except Civil War) in 10th Cavalry, Troop H. Civil War muster says “Stephen Gano, reputed owner.”


Charles L. Cooper (Captain)

Born: New York, March 6, 1845

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1864 (127th USCT, Lieutenant, after being in New York Militia)

Travelled: Bonita Canyon, AZ

Retired: as Brigadier General

Died: Worthington, OH September 30, 1919

Notes: Civil War: 71st NY Militia, Co. B 1862 (private); 21st NY Militia, Co. A. 1863 (private). Missing many enlistments.


Peter Dehoney

Born: Columbia, KY 1865

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1889 (10th Cavalry, Troop C)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop C)

Retired: Unknown

Died: October 19, 1951

Notes: Laborer, janitor, waiter. Private. Buried in Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.


James Dillard *

Born: Todd Co., KY 1861

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Ft. Buford, ND 1892

Retired: n/a

Died: Missouri River near Ft. Buford, ND July 1, 1893 (drowned).

Notes: Entire career in 10th Cavalry, Troop H.


Charles Faulkner *

Born: Garrett Co, KY 1850

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1879

Travelled:

Ft. Davis, TX 1884

Bonita Canyon, AZ 1885

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889

Ft. Buford, ND 1894

Manzanillo, Cuba 1899

USA T. Thomas (at sea, near the Philippines) 1902

Ft. Mackenzie, WY 1905

Ft. D.A. Russell, WY 1907

Retired: Presidio San Francisco, CA (Sergeant Major, Oct. 30, 1907)

Died: Unknown

Notes: Sergeant, Quarter Master Sergeant, Sergeant Major. Entire career seems to be with 10th Cavalry, Troop H.


Michael Finnegan *

Born: Madison Co., FL 1862

Enlisted: Detroit, MI 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft Custer, MT 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop A)

Chicago, IL 1892 (24th Infantry, Troop G)

Retired: Disability discharge, Ft. Bayard, NM 1895

Died: Elizabeth City, VA June 8, 1918

Notes: Painter, Wagoner, Private, 1st Sergeant. Buried in National Soldiers' Home Cemetery in Elizabeth City, VA. In 1917 he was an Able Bodied Seaman on the British Steamship, East Wales, which was torpedoed and sunk.


James R. Fletcher

Born: Winchester, VA November 18, 1861

Enlisted: Philadelphia, PA 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Thomas, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1892 (Troop K, 10th Cavalry)

Retired: Unknown

Died: March 24, 1942

Notes: Barber, Trumpeter. Buried in Arlington National Cemetery.


Henry Gibson

Born: St. Louis, MO ~1863

Enlisted: St. Louis, MO 1885 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Grant, AZ 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


James Gibson

Born: Boone Co., KY ~1860

Enlisted: Cleveland, OH 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

San Carlos, AZ 1888 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Coachman, Private.


Charles Gray

Born: Baltimore, MD April 2, 1861

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Los Angeles, CA 1892 (24th Infantry, Troop D)

Ft. Bayard, NM 1897 (24th Infantry, Troop D)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Ajo, AZ January 9, 1929

Notes: Private, Corporal. Filed for disability in 1924 and 1927. Buried in Ajo, AZ.


Frank W. Hall *

Born: Warrenton, NC February 25, 1862

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1888 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Washington, D.C. 1888 (25th Infantry, Company H)

Ft. Missoula, MT 1893 (25th Infantry, Hospital Corps)

St. Paul, MN 1893 (25th Infantry, Hospital Corps)

Hot Springs, AR 1898 (25th Infantry, Hospital Corps)

Retired: Unknown

Died: January 12, 1923

Notes: Waiter, Private, Corporal. 1894 transferred to Hospital Corps. Filed for disability in 1899. Buried in Warrenton Plummer Cemetery, NC.


Hyder Harris *

Born: Caroline Co., VA ~1851

Enlisted: Boston, MA 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Retired: Unknown

Died: January 22, 1903

Notes: Laborer, Corporal. Emma Jane (Holland) Harris (widow) filed in March 1927.


Lewis Harris *

Born: Harford Co., MD 1847

Enlisted: Camp Stanton, MD 1864 (USCT 30th Maryland, Company H) and Baltimore, MD 1875 (10th Cavalry, Troop A)

Travelled:

Petersburg, VA 1864 (USCT 30th Maryland, Company H)

Bennett Place, NC 1865 (USCT 30th Maryland, Company H)

Ft. Sill, OK 1880 (24th Infantry, Troop H)

Ft. Supply, OK 1885 (24th Infantry, Troop H)

Bonita Canyon, AZ 1886 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Huachuca, AZ 1895 (24th Infantry, Troop H)

Siboney, Cuba 1898 (24th Infantry, Troop A)

Retired: Baltimore? Dec 3, 1901

Died: Unknown

Notes: USCT Co. H, 30th MD regiment, mustered in March 10, 1864, out Dec 10, 1865

Farmer, Farrier, Private. Fought in Civil War, “Indian Wars,” and Spanish-American War.


John Hibbitt *

Born: Summer Co., TN ~1861

Enlisted: Indianapolis, IN 1882

Travelled:

Bonita Canyon, AZ

Retired: Unknown

Died: October 6, 1901

Notes: Filed for disability August 1901. Widow filed for pension after his death.


George Horton *

Born: Winnsboro, SC ~1848

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1873 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Davis, TX 1878

Baltimore, MD 1879 (9th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Reno, OK 1884

Washington, D.C. 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Filed for Disability in 1890. May be the mastermind behind the Garfield Monument because his block says “(GEORGE H)ORTON, PRESIDENT OF THE (TROO)P H CLUB IN HONOR OF (JAS. A. G)ARFIELD, REPRESENTING (THE STA)TE OF MISSOURI.” Researchers speculate that the “H” might stand for Heliograph, but heliographs were not in widespread use until the end of the Geronimo Campaign. “H” might also simply be the letter of the troop.


Silas Jones *

Born: Saline Co., MO ~1846

Enlisted: Memphis, TN 1867 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1872

Ft. Davis, TX 1877

Valentine Station, TX 1882

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Ft. Buford, ND 1892

Retired: Unknown

Died: Havre, MT July 12, 1936

Notes: Laborer, Private, Trumpeter. Entire career with 10th Cavalry, Troop H.


William Lynch

Born: Waynesville, OH ~1862

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887 (most likely)

Ft. Gibson, OK 1889 (9th Cavalry, Troop K)

Ft. Robinson, NE 1890

Pine Ridge, SD 1891

Ft. Meyer, VA 1894

Retired: Unknown

Died: Ft. Gibson, OK January 17, 1916

Notes: Wife Ellen Lynch files for Widow Pension in 1918, for William Lynch, but gets actual pension from her first husband (George Goldsby, alias William Scott) who was also in the military.


Nathaniel McDaniels

Born: VA ~1853

Enlisted: Harrisburg, PA 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1888

Harrisburg, PA 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop C)

Washington, D.C. 1891

Retired: Disability Discharge, 1891

Died: Jersey City, NJ October 30, 1898

Notes: Injured in blast while building a road near Ft. Apache, AZ. Buried in New York Bay Cemetery.


Colonel E. Miller

Born: Elkton, MD ~1857

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1879 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Davis, TX 1884

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889

Ft. Marcy, NM 1889

Ft. Buford, ND 1892

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Maybe also a sailor. Private, Sergeant. Entire military career in 10th Cavalry, Troop H.


Girard Miller *

Born: Washington, D.C. 1865

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1886

Retired: Unknown

Died: Buffalo, NY June 11, 1938

Notes: Buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY.


Doe Mocfield

Born: Charlotte, NC ~1855

Enlisted: Atlanta, GA 1876 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Pomal? Colorado, TX 1881

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Cook, Private. Missing at least one enlistment.


George H. Newman *

Born: Middleburg, VA ~1860

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop D)

Travelled:

Washington, D.C. 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Ft. Douglas, UT 1897

Vancouver Barracks, OR 1900 (2nd Artillery, Troop B)

San Francisco, CA 1900 (10th Cavalry, Troop G)

Ft. Sam Houston, TX 1901

Jefferson Barracks, 1907 (9th Cavalry, Troop G)

Ft. Meyer, VA 1910 (AW College)

Ft. Meyer, VA 1913

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: “AW College” in 1910 enlistment may be related to Ft. Meyer or Army War College. Corporal. Seem to be missing at least one enlistment.


Thomas Pleasants *

Born: Goochland Co., VA ~1862

Enlisted: Pittsburg, PA 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop H & Band)

Travelled:

Santa Fe, NM 1888

Ft. Robinson, NE 1893 (9th Cavalry Band)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1898 (9th Cavalry Band)

Legaspi, Philippine Islands 1901 (9th Cavalry Band)

Ft. Riley, KS 1904 (9th Cavalry Band)

Kansas City, MO 1904 (24th Infantry Band)

Ft. (William Henry) Harrison, MT 1905 (24th Infantry and 9th Cavalry Band)

Ft. (William Henry) Harrison, MT 1908 (9th Cavalry and 24th Infantry Bands)

Camp McGrath, Philippine Islands 1908 (9th Cavalry Band)

Retired: April 22, 1909 Camp McGrath, Philippine Islands

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private, Corporal, Sergeant. Had blue, brown, or black eyes, according to different enlistments.


Charles Reed *

Born: Louisville, KY ~1850

Enlisted: San Antonio, TX 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

San Carlos, AZ 1888
Ft. Buford, ND 1894 (25th Infantry, Troop C)

Retired: Disability discharge Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897

Died: Washington, D.C. July 26, 1915

Notes: Laborer, Private. Alias George Washington. Missing enlistment for 9th Cavalry, Troop G. Filed for disability in 1897.


Joseph Rousey *

Born: Staunton, VA ~1855

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1876 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Camp near Presidio, TX 1881

Baltimore, MD 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887

Jefferson Barracks, MO 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1892

Retired: Unknown

Died: February 27, 1902

Notes: Private, 1st Sergeant. Buried in Sharp St. Cemetery, Baltimore, MD. Widow filed for pension in 1911.


John T. Taylor (John J?) Taylor *

Born: Scott Co., KY ~1858

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1879 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Davis, TX 1884

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Corporal, Sergeant. Entire career seems to be in 10th Cavalry, Troop H.


Charles Lincoln Terry * (two stones)

Born: Delphi, IN July 1865

Enlisted: Chicago, IL 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop H, transferred to Band)

Travelled:

San Carlos, AZ 1889 (10th Cavalry, Troop H, transferred to Band)

Ft. Marcy, NM 1889 (24th Infantry, Troop C, transferred to 10th Cavalry Troop H)

Ft. Bliss, TX 1892 (10th Cavalry Band)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897 (10th Cavalry Band)

Chicago, IL 1897 (25th Infantry Band and Troop I)

Ft. Logan, CO 1899 (25th Infantry Band and Troop I)

Chicago, IL 1900 (10th Cavalry Band)

Ft. Robinson, NE 1903 (10th Cavalry Band)

Ft. Robinson, NE 1906 (10th Cavalry Band)

Jefferson Barracks, MO 1908 (25th Infantry Band)

Ft. Lawton, WA 1911 (25th Infantry Band)

Jefferson Barracks, MO 1911 (25th Infantry Band)

Retired: Discharged for disability blowing brass instruments in the line of duty, 1911

Died: November 9, 1951

Notes: Barber, Trumpeter. Right eye blue, left eye brown, according to enlistment records. Buried in Union Cemetery, Smyrna, DE.


Charles Thomas *

Born: Philadelphia, PA ~1856

Enlisted: Philadelphia, PA 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private. In Troops H of 10th Cavalry and 25th Infantry. Missing at least one enlistment (25th Infantry, Troop H), but maybe missing more. Filed for disability in 1893.


Lewis Thomas *

Born: Ottawa, VA ~1859

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Buford, ND 1894 (25th Infantry, Troop E)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897 (25th Infantry, Troop E)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1898 (25th Infantry, Troop E)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Sailor, Private. Missing at least one enlistment, maybe more.


Sharp Thomas *

Born: Nottoway Co., VA ~1855

Enlisted: Pittsburg, PA 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

St. Louis, MO 1887 (25th Infantry, Troop G)

Retired: Disability discharge in 1888 at Ft. Sisseton, SD.

Died: Unknown

Notes: Farmer, Private.


Samson West *

Born: Lexington, KY ~1857

Enlisted: Chicago, IL 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1886

Presidio at San Francisco, CA 1889 (10th Cavalry, Troop M)

Ft. Buford, ND 1893

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Gardener, Private.


William H. Williams

Born: Westchester Co., NY ~1845

Enlisted: Boston, MA 1866 (40th Infantry, Troop H, later reassigned to 25th Infantry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ship Island, MI 1869 (25th Infantry, Troop I)

Ft. Sill, OK 1874

Ft. Davis, TX 1879 (25th Infantry, Troop I)

Ft. Snelling, MN 1884

Boston, MA 1885 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1890

Retired: Unknown

Died: Washington D.C., March 14, 1909

Notes: Waiter, Private, Sergeant. The 38th, 29th, 40th and 41st Infantries were consolidated into the 24th and 25th Infantries in 1869. Missing 9th Cavalry, Troop A enlistment, and maybe more.

 
Rifle
Winchester Hotchkiss repeating rifles, like this one, were issued to 10th Cavalry and 1st Infantry soldiers stationed in Arizona in the mid-1880s.

Rifle: 82.5.1. Collection of the Arizona History Museum.

Troop I (* indicates carved stone likely connected to soldier)


Benjamin Berry

Born: Williamsburg, MO 1855

Enlisted: St. Louis, MO 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop L)

Travelled:

Ft. Stockton, TX 1882

St. Louis, MO 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)
Ft. Verde, AZ 1887
Ft. Bayard, NM 1892 (24th Infantry, Troop E)
Ft. Douglas, UT 1897
San Jose, Luzon, Philippines 1900 (24th Infantry, Troop E)

Retired: Ft. Assinniboine, MT February 10, 1903

Died: Unknown

Notes: Farmer, Private, Corporal, Artificer (skilled mechanic), 1st Sergeant. Often returned to St. Louis, MO to re-enlist.


Samuel Bismukes

Born: Nashville, TN 1862

Enlisted: Louisville, KY 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1888 (10th Cavalry, Hospital Steward)

Ft. Leavenworth, KS 1893 (24th Infantry and 10th Cavalry)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1899 (9th and 10th Cavalry)

Legazpi, Philippines 1902 (9th Cavalry, Troop E)

Camp McGrath (Batangas), Philippines 1908 (9th Cavalry, Troop A)

Retired: Ft. D.A. Russell, WY May 29, 1910

Died: Nashville, TN January 21, 1926

Notes: Hospital Steward, Farrier, Private, Cook. Widow filed for pension in 1926. Ft. D.A. Russell, WY, is now Francis E. Warren Air Force Base.


Thomas Braddock

Born: Howard (or Harvard?) Co., MD ~1856

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Pine Creek, AZ 1886

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Private. Filed for disability in 1899.


James Brown *

Born: Culpepper Co., VA ~1845

Enlisted: Washington, D.C., 1867 (10th Cavalry, Troop J)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1872 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Richardson, TX 1877

Camp near Presidio, TX 1882

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Ft. Leavenworth, KS 1892

Retired: n/a

Died: February 5, 1895. Froze to death between Havre and Ft. Assinniboine, MT.

Notes: Waiter, Sergeant, 1st Sergeant. Always “excellent character” on enlistments. All but first enlistment was with 10th Cavalry, Troop I. Widow filed for pension in 1895.


Charles Buchanan *

Born: Nashville, TN ~1855

Enlisted: St. Louis, MO 1876 (10th Cavalry, Troop L)

Travelled:

Ft. Stockton, TX 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Verde, AZ 1886

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Trumpeter.




Alexander Cheatham *

Born: Alexandria or Fairfax, VA ~1845

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1864 (USCT, 28th Infantry, Company G)

St. Louis, MO 1872 (10th Cavalry, Troops L & I)

Travelled:

Petersburg & Richmond Sieges; Poplar Grove Church; Weldon’s Railroad 1864-1865

Corpus Christi, TX 1865 (muster out of USCT)

Ft. Richardson, TX 1877

Camp near Presidio, TX 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Whipple Barracks, AZ (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Leavenworth, KS 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop C)

Retired: Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1895

Died: Alexandria, VA April 5, 1914

Notes: Alias Sandy Cheatham. Farmer, Private, Corporal, Sergeant. Widow: Annie Cheatham. Children: William, Almeta, Garnett, and Alwood. Civil War Substitute for E. C. Small.


William Dawson

Born: Richmond, VA ~1859

Enlisted: New York City, NY 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Sycamore Creek, AZ 1886

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Sailor, Private. Filed for disability in 1906.


Stephen H. Duboise

Born: Fulton, NY ~1859

Enlisted: Buffalo, NY 1880 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Lowell, AZ 1885

Buffalo, NY 1895

Tampa, FL 1898

Ft. Bliss, 1898

Holguin, Cuba 1902

Ft. Robinson, NE 1905

Retired: 1907 (perhaps at Ft. Robinson, NE)

Died: unknown

Notes: Hostler, Private, Saddler, Corporal. Sometimes “Dubois” instead of “Duboise.”Most of career seems to be in 10th Cavalry, Troop I, but may be missing some enlistments. Saw one reference to 9th Cavalry, Troop I.


Picket Fields

Born: Madison, VA ~1860

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Sycamore Creek, AZ 1886

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


Isaac Franklin *

Born: Rockbridge Co., VA ~1860

Enlisted: Pittsburg, PA 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Fort Verde, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


George Frink

Born: Lynchburg or Williamsburg, VA ~1853

Enlisted: St. Louis, MO 1876 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Camp near Presidio, TX 1881

St. Louis, MO 1882

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Sergeant.


John W. Gillet

Born: Accomack Co., VA ~1854

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


Allen Hall

Born: Charleston, SC ~1854

Enlisted: New York City, NY 1881

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1886

Retired: unknown

Died: unknown

Notes: Boatman, Private.


George Harris *

Born: Madison Co., VA ~1863

Enlisted: Philadelphia, PA 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

San Carlos, AZ 1889

San Antonio, TX 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop K)

Retired: Dishonorable discharge at Ft. Custer, MT 1894 (G.C.M.O 21)

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private (very good character on first enlistment).


Frank J. Isam *

Born: Madison Co., MO ~1850

Enlisted: St. Louis, MO 1879 (9th Cavalry, Troop B)

Travelled:

Ft. Hays, KS 1884

Jefferson Barracks, MO 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

San Carlos, AZ 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1891 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private, Saddler.


Clayton Jones

Born: Hanover Co.,? VA ~1858

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1886

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private. Filed for disability in 1896.


David Jones

Born: Cleveland, OH ~1862

Enlisted: Unknown

Travelled:

Jefferson Barracks, MO 1890 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1895

St. Joseph, MO 1902 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Washakie, WY 1905

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Blacksmith, Private. Filed for disability in 1922. Missing at least one early enlistment.


Howard Keene

Born: Scott Co., KY ~1861

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Dayton, OH August 27, 1932

Notes: Laborer, Private. Filed for disability in 1907. Appears Howard had a relative named Henry (born ~1857, Scott Co., KY), who also enlisted the same day, same place, in 10th Cavalry, Troop L).


Minor Lewis

Born: Bowling Green, VA ~1859

Enlisted: Washington, D.C. 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1888

Ft. Apache, AZ 1891

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private. Entire career in 10th Cavalry, Troop I.


Ananias Lumkins

Born: King and Queen Co., VA ~1860

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Ft. Leavenworth, KS 1894 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Camp Forse, AL 1899 (aka Camp Wheeler)

Holguin, Cuba 1902 (10th Cavalry, Troop D)

Ft. Robinson, NE 1905 (10th Cavalry, Troop D)

Camp Wallace, Philippine Islands 1908 (10th Cavalry, Troop D)

Retired: Ft. Ethan Allen, VT August 9, 1909

Died: Unknown

Notes: Private, Corporal, 1st Sergeant, Quartermaster Sergeant. May be missing one enlistment (last enlistment where he retires says 6 enlistments).


James Massey

Born: Wilmington, DE ~1859

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1888 (10th Cavalry, Troop I & Hospital Steward)

Retired: Dishonorable discharge at Ft. Apache, AZ 1891 (G.C.M.O. 3)

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


Robert Millbrown *

Born: St. Mary’s Co., MD ~1852

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1873 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1878

Camp Rice, TX 1883 (aka Ft. Hancock)

Camp Rice, TX 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop H)

Ft. Verde, AZ 1888

Ft. Leavenworth, KS 1893 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Camp Forse, AL 1898 (aka Camp Wheeler)

Huntsville, AL 1898

Retired: 1901 (perhaps in Alabama?)

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Sergeant, 1st Sergeant. Maybe be missing at least one enlistment.


John W. Miller

Born: Hardin Co., KY ~1862

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Apache, AZ 1889

Louisville, KY 1889 (25th Infantry, Troop C)

Ft. Buford, ND 1894

Columbus, ___? 1894 (25th Infantry, Troop E)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897 (25th Infantry, Troop L)

Iba, Zambales, Philippine Islands 1900 (25th Infantry, Band)

Ft. Reno, OK 1903 (25th Infantry, Troop E)

Ft. Bliss, TX 1906

Ft. George Wright, WA 1909 (25th Infantry, Troop E)

Retired: Ft. George Wright, WA December 15, 1909

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private, Corporal, Sergeant Major, BS? Sergeant, B. (Bact.?) Sergeant Major.


George Parker

Born: Prince George Co., MD ~1856

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Baltimore, MD 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troop E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop G)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897

Baltimore, MD 1897 (25th Infantry, Troop E)

Retired: Disability Discharge, Ft. Columbus, NY 1899 (aka Ft. Jay)

Died: Washington, D.C. June 2, 1912

Notes: Laborer, Private, Corporal, Sergeant.


Edward Pickens

Born: Tuscaloosa, AL ~1862

Enlisted: St. Louis, MO 1883 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1888

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Corporal.


Hardaway Pleasant

Born: Virginia 1860

Enlisted: Pittsburg, PA 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Ft. McDowell, AZ 1887 (10th Cavalry, Troops I, M, and E)

Ft. Grant, AZ 1892

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Barber, Private, Sergeant. Filed for Disability in 1906. Unknown connection to Alice and Frederick Toliver, but recorded in his pension papers.


Ben Potts

Born: David Co., NC ~1847

Enlisted: Unknown

Travelled:

Richardson, TX 1877 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Near Presidio, TX 1882

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Ft. Apache, AZ 1892

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Carpenter, Saddler, Sergeant. Entire career seems to be in 10th Cavalry, Troop I.


William Proctor

Born: Baltimore, MD ~1860

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


George Reed

Born: Dover, TN ~1849

Enlisted: St. Louis, MO 1876 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Stockton, TX 1881

San Antonio, TX 1883

Ft. Verde, AZ 1888

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Farmer, Private. Filed for disability in 1889. Entire career seems to be in 10th Cavalry, Troop I.


Solomon Richards

Born: Anne Arundel Co., MD ~1851

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1879 (9th Cavalry, Troop C)

Travelled:

Ft. Sill, OK 1884

Washington, D.C. 1884 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

San Carlos, AZ 1889

Ft. Bayard, NM 1891 (24th Infantry, Troop D)

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Farmer, Blacksmith, Private.


Philip Roberts

Born: Queen Anne Co., MD ~1861

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1892

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897

Holguin, Cuba 1900

Ft. Robinson, NE 1903

Ft. Robinson, NE 1906

Retired: Presidio of San Francisco, CA July 29, 1908

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private, Corporal, Sergeant, 1st Sergeant, Quartermaster Sergeant. Entire career seems to be in 10th Cavalry, Troop I. May have younger relative, William (born ~1863), who enlisted in 9th Cavalry, Troop C.


Theodore Thomas

Born: Talbot Co., MD ~1853

Enlisted: Baltimore, MD 1882 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Laborer, Private.


Harry Williams

Born: Clear Springs, MD ~1857

Enlisted: Wisconsin, 1881 (10th Cavalry, Troop I)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1886

Ft. Marcy, NM 1886 (10th Cavalry, Troop A)

San Carlos, AZ (Hospital Corps)

Ft. Apache, AZ 1891

Ft. Hancock, TX 1892 (10th Cavalry, Troop G)

Ft. Assinniboine, MT 1897

Ft. Ringgold, TX 1900 (10th Cavalry, Troop G)

Ft. McKenzie, WY 1903 (10th Cavalry, Troop G)

Retired: Disability discharge Ft. McKenzie, WY 1905

Died: Unknown

Notes: Hostler, Private.


James Williams (alias Benjamin Jackson) *

Born: Wooster, OH ~1848

Enlisted: Cincinnati, OH 1869 (Ben. Jackson) and Detroit, MI 1882 (James Williams)

Travelled:

Ft. Verde, AZ 1887

Retired: Unknown

Died: Unknown

Notes: Teamster, Private. Filed for Disability 1892. Alias Benjamin Jackson (10th Cavalry, Company B) dishonorable discharge 1874. James Williams also in 24th Infantry, Troop F and USCT 41st Infantry, Troop C.

 
Tall pair of brown riding boots.
Cavalry troopers were issued riding boots like these from 1884.

Cavalry boots: 77.18.6A,B. Collection of the Arizona History Museum.

Little is known about the following soldiers, except that they are on the enlistment rolls for being at Bonita Canyon in 1885 or 1886. * indicate carved stone possibly connected to soldier.

Troop E

William Anderson *

John Davis

James H. Newson

Charles H. Owens *

John Smith *

George Williams *

Troop H

George W. Foster

George G. Harris *
Webb Chatmoran*

Troop I

James Boland *

Joseph Dixon (maybe Indian Scout from Mexico? But also Corporal, according to Bonita Canyon rolls)

Lewis Carter

Charles Griffin (One in Troop A, 10th Cavalry and one in Troop M, 10th Cavalry, and another one in Troop E, 25th Infantry.)

George H. Hutchens

Henry McClatchia

John Noble

Edward Steward (one in 10th Cavalry Troops B&D, one in Troop M)

David A. Watt (Farrier, perhaps also in the 9th Cavalry) *

 

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