Masters first enlisted
October 16, 1883 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for 5 years in B
Company of the 21st Infantry. He was 22 years old, born in
Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois, occupation laborer.
He had blue eyes, black hair and a florid complexion, and was 5
feet 7-1/2 inches tall. He was discharged October 15, 1888
at Ft. Sidney, Nebraska on expiration of service as a Corporal,
He enlisted for the second and, I think only other time, October 16, 1888 at Ft. Sidney for another 5 years. His age was 27 years and his description was the same. He served in I and F Companies, 21st Infantry. He was discharged October 15, 1893, expiration of service, at Ft. Sidney as a Sergeant, character very good.
Note: After his service in the Army, he settled in Gregory County, South Dakota, in the vicinity of Ft. Randall.