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Bigelow, John Jr. - Capt.
Capt. John Bigelow, Jr.
Capt. John Bigelow, Jr., of the Tenth Cavalry, who was among the wounded, is a native of this State, and was appointed to the Military Academy 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 Jan. 1, 1880, as Assistant Instructor in Tactics. Three years later he was made Assistant Professor of Modern Languages. He was advanced to the rank of First Lieutenant Sept. 24, 1883, and was detailed in the Adjutant General's office at Washington, D. C., for two years, in 1887, being also in charge of the Washington recruiting rendezvous. In 1889, he returned to frontier duty, and on April 15, 1893, he reached his present rank. He led Company E.
The New York Times, New York, NY 5 Jul 1898, Sketches of the Lives of Some of the Leaders Who Dared the Foe in Cuba and Were Shot Down.