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Soldier Biographies - Dan Masters









Contributed by  Thomas Fitzsimmons    <>


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, character excellent.
 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.


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