Col. Elmer Ignatius Otis, (USA)

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Col. Elmer Ignatius Otis, (USA)

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: August 18, 1897 (67)
San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States
Place of Burial: San Diego, San Diego County, California, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sumner Otis and Laura Otis
Husband of Agnes Reid Otis
Father of Minnie Boone Otis; Rev. Elmer Spencer Otis; Florence Price Otis; Mary Boggs Cabell; Lt. Francis Ignatius Otis and 5 others
Brother of Harrison Gray Otis
Half brother of Mary Jane Bowen and Laura Ann Turner

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About Col. Elmer Ignatius Otis, (USA)

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United States Army Officer. Fought in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. Most noted for getting the notorious Captain Jack (Modoc Indian leader) to surrender.

Born in Massachusetts, his parents moved the family to Ohio and set up a farm about 1836. In 1849, Elmer was appointed to West Point, where he graduated with the Class of 1853. He was initially assigned to the 1st Cavalry in Texas and fought with the Indians there. Other pre-Civil War assignments included California and Utah (Mormon Rebellion).

During the Civil War he was assigned to the 1st US Cavalry and later, the 4th US Cavalry, as part of the Army of Tennessee. He was recommended twice for promotion to Brevet Brigadier General by General Rosecrans, but no action was taken.

On 24 Oct 1861, he married Agnes Boone, daughter of Indian Agent Albert Gallatin Boone and Anna Reid Hamilton, and great-granddaughter of famed Daniel Boone. Together, they had 10 children: 5 girls and 5 boys.

During the Indian Wars, he participated in a number of campaigns, and in 1876, after the disasterous Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was given command of the nearly destroyed 7th Cavalry to reconstitute the unit. In 1880, he was a member of the Court-martial Board that dismissed Major Marcus A. Reno from the Army.

Following his retirement in 1890, he started a ranch in Oregon, and in 1892 moved to San Diego, to be with his son. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Mission Hills (now a suburb of San Diego), and the cemetery was later made into a park. His gravestone was relocated to one wall. (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson)


http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6003465

United States Army Officer. Fought in the Civil War and the Indian Wars. Most noted for getting the notorious Captain Jack (Modoc Indian leader) to surrender. Born in Massachusetts, his parents moved the family to Ohio and set up a farm about 1836. In 1849, Elmer was appointed to West Point, where he graduated with the Class of 1853.

He was initially assigned to the 1st Cavalry in Texas and fought with the Indians there. Other pre-Civil War assignments included California and Utah (Mormon Rebellion). During the Civil War he was assigned to the 1st US Cavalry and later, the 4th US Cavalry, as part of the Army of Tennessee. He was recommended twice for promotion to Brevet Brigadier General by General Rosecrans, but no action was taken. On 24 Oct 1861, he married Agnes Boone, daughter of Indian Agent Albert Gallatin Boone and Anna Reid Hamilton, and great-granddaughter of famed Daniel Boone. Together, they had 10 children: 5 girls and 5 boys.

During the Indian Wars, he participated in a number of campaigns, and in 1876, after the disasterous Battle of the Little Big Horn, he was given command of the nearly destroyed 7th Cavalry to reconstitute the unit. In 1880, he was a member of the Court-martial Board that dismissed Major Marcus A. Reno from the Army. Following his retirement in 1890, he started a ranch in Oregon, and in 1892 moved to San Diego, to be with his son. He was buried in the Catholic Cemetery in Mission Hills (now a suburb of San Diego), and the cemetery was later made into a park. His gravestone was relocated to one wall. 
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Col. Elmer Ignatius Otis, (USA)'s Timeline

1830
February 27, 1830
Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts, United States
1862
August 3, 1862
Age 32
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, United States
1864
July 1, 1864
Age 34
Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, United States
1866
August 20, 1866
Age 36
Booneville, Pueblo County, Colorado Territory, United States
1869
January 18, 1869
Age 38
Brownsville, Linn County, Oregon, United States
1871
October 26, 1871
Age 41
Camp Warner, Lake County, Oregon, United States
1873
June 17, 1873
Age 43
Camp Harney, Harney County, Oregon, United States
1875
January 5, 1875
Age 44
Camp Harney, Harney County, Oregon, United States
1877
April 17, 1877
Age 47
Fort Rice, Morton County, Dakota Territory, United States
1878
December 12, 1878
Age 48
Standing Rock, Boreman County, Dakota Territory, United States