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John Bigelow, Jr.
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
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John Bigelow, Jr. of New York
Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 1 Jukly 1873 (46)
Second Lieutenant, 10th U. S. Cavalry, 15 June 1877
First Lieutenant, 24 September1883
Captain, 15 April 1893
Major, 9th U. S. Cavalry, 8 December 1902

John Bigelow USMA Photo



Captain John Bigelow, Jr.,of the Tenth Cavalry, who was among the wounded (battle of Santiago, Cuba), is a native of the State of New York andwas appointed to theMilitary Academy from there in 1873.  He is a son of ex-Secretary of State John Bigelow.

Upon graduation he was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Tenth Cavalry. After performing extensive frontier duty, he was detailed to the Military Academy on January 1, 1880, as Assistant Professor of French and Assistant Instructor in Tactics. Three years later he was made Assistant Professor of Modern Languages. He was advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant September 24, 1884 and was detailed to the Adjutant General's Department at Washington, D.C. for two years.

In 1887 he was also in charge of the Washington receuiting rendezvous. In 1889 he returned to frontier duty and on April 15, 1893 he reached his present rank. Heled Company E.

John Bigelow Frontier Cavalryman PHOTO



BIGELOW, JOHN
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
DATE OF DEATH: 03/01/1936
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8002-A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

BIGELOW, MARY BRAXTON
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/28/1858
DATE OF DEATH: 09/03/1948
BURIED AT: SECTION 7  SITE 8002A
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 9 August 2007
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