1885-1900 Western Federal Cavalry.

I am researching and documenting the life of my gg grandfather, General Robert EL Michie.


He spent a lot of time in the west. 
- Fort Boise 1885-1890. 
- ft Lowell AZ 1890-1891 (going to a museum in Tucson at the end of January- fingers crossed)

- ft wingate NM 1891-1884, 1897-1898

- ft Riley KS 1892-1897

- presidio of sante fe 1890

How /where can I find more info? 

thanks!

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  • Back in the early 1900s (between 1901-1916) my gg grandfather, Robert EL Michie,  “had also been a member of the the War College.”

    Dies that mean he attended or taught?

    Would there be any records I could look at from that time period? I would love exact dates and other info. 

    thank you!

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    Thanks for posting on History Hub! How exciting that your grandfather might have met Pancho Villa!

    We suggest that you start by requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1960 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. Veterans and next of kin of deceased veterans also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests. 

    Archival OMPFs may also be requested by visiting the Archival Research Room at the National Archives at St. Louis. Please see the linked web pages for more information.  Please email stlarr.archives@nara.gov for further assistance prior to making an appointment.

    His personnel file will hopefully give answers to a lot of your wonderful questions, but you may find you have some go  unanswered and have new questions as well. Please do consider returning to ask more questions as there may be other military history resources to pursue as well.

    Hopefully other community members may have additional suggestions for you now as you start your research.

    We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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  •  ,

    Thanks for posting on History Hub! How exciting that your grandfather might have met Pancho Villa!

    We suggest that you start by requesting a copy of his Official Military Personnel File (OMPF). OMPFs and individual medical reports for enlisted men of the U.S. Army who were separated from the service after October 1912 and before 1960 are in the custody of NARA's National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis. In many cases where personnel records were destroyed in the 1973 fire, proof of service can be provided from other records such as morning reports, payrolls, and military orders, and a certificate of military service will be issued. Please complete a GSA Standard Form 180 and mail it to NARA's National Personnel Records Center, (Military Personnel Records), 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, MO 63138-1002. Veterans and next of kin of deceased veterans also may use eVetRecs to request records. See eVetRecs Help for instructions. If there is any information requested by the form that you do not know, you may omit it or provide estimates (such as for dates), but the more information you provide, the easier it will be to locate the correct file if it survived the fire. For more information see Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF), Archival Records Requests. 

    Archival OMPFs may also be requested by visiting the Archival Research Room at the National Archives at St. Louis. Please see the linked web pages for more information.  Please email stlarr.archives@nara.gov for further assistance prior to making an appointment.

    His personnel file will hopefully give answers to a lot of your wonderful questions, but you may find you have some go  unanswered and have new questions as well. Please do consider returning to ask more questions as there may be other military history resources to pursue as well.

    Hopefully other community members may have additional suggestions for you now as you start your research.

    We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!

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