Re: Stephen L'H. Slocum
Hey Lisa....just call out my name >(g).
Stephen L'Hommedieu has continued in the United States Army since 1878. Was transferred from the 18th Infantry to the 8th U.S. Cav. In 1898 was made Military Attache to Portugal. The November 1, 1899, he was Attache of the U.S. Embassy at Vienna, and was there ordered to the Transvaal as the U.S. Military expert to observe the Boer War from the British lines. In 1900 he was assigned as Attache to St. Petersburgh where he remained until 1902 when he returned to his Regiment. Subsequently he was promoted to Captain and Adjutant of the 8th Cavalry and ordered tothe Philippines where he is, 1907, stationed, on the General Staff of the Army. He was married in St. Louis by Rev. Carroll Davis, Dean of the Cathedral, to Luna Garrison, daughter of the late D.R. Garrison.
He was the son of Col. Joseph Jermain Slocum 8 (Joseph 7; William B. 6; John 5; Joseph 4; Peleg 3; Giles 2; Philip 1) who was born June 24, 1833 in Syracuse, N.Y. and was married to Sallie L'Hommedieu.
No further information on Stephen, but all lines can be followed back. This information was found in book II page 313 # 448 with more information found in book I page 347 # 448....which follows;
Stephen was born August 11, 1859 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was graduated at Charlier Institute, New York City, in 1879 and entered Columbia College. The President of the United States, Rutherford B. Hayes, having selected him for appointment to the Army- on account of meritorious conduct while acting as vol.Aid on the staff of Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis in the Indian Campaign of 1878- he gave up his collegial course and was assigned to the 18th Reg, U.S. Infantry, as Lieut., and ordered to Fort Assinniboine, Montana where he was stationed in 1880.