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help finding a civil war George Weeler Schofield brother John M. Schofield?

I'm almost done with my family trees I just neeed more info. on George Weeler Schofield, civil war Vet, did the change on the smithweston gun. Brother to General John M. Schofield. I have tones on John M. Schofield.

I neeed more info on George Wheeler Schofield with links. Please no links to geneology websites with tress. Most of them have been wrong.

I'm looking for history facts on George Wheeler Schofield.

Update:

no tree, just facts

Update 2:

does anyone know about civil war history.

Update 3:

thanks would like books and links.

I need to know how he died too.

Update 4:

I was told he shot himself. I just wanted to make sure. I now know it was bec. he had a tumor of the brain. 120+ yrs ago they couldn't operate/save you with a brain tumor.

Update 5:

Other wars he fought in........

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    There is quite a bit on George W. Schofield in US Calvary history

    I locate a summary of his civil war service, units and then he shows up with the 10th and Sixth Cavalry around the west.

    The movie "Fort Apache" by John Ford with John Wayne and henry Fonda is about the Fort when Schofield was there.

    A Colonel carr was the CO in reality.

    Here are many good leads, suspect if you Google search with the last same, and the units and forts, not all the same time, you will find many more,

    The Army History place at Carlisle Barracks may have records!

    My ‘answer” email is

    cruisingyeti

    then say yahoo.com

    Major George W. Schofield, 10th Cavalry

    Major George W. Schofield was assigned to Fort McKavett (Fort is still there, middle of nowhere Texas and it is in great condition) it is West of San Antonio a few hours…..

    http://72.14.253.104/search?q=cache:p68dQ7Q0s04J:w...

    Developer of the Schofield Pistol at

    Fort McKavett

    Major George W. Schofield was assigned to Fort McKavett for a

    short time with the 41 st and 24th

    Infantry Regiments. He had worked

    with Smith and Wesson Firearms to design the Schofield Pistol.

    From the Post Returns of Fort McKavett in 1869

    After he left Fort McKavett, he was a Major with the 10

    th Cavalry

    until 1881 when he was assigned to the 6th

    Cavalry as a Lt. Col.. In 1882, he was suffering from a brain tumor when he shot himself to death at the Presidio in San Francisco with one of his own Schofield Pistols.

    A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The Memoirs of Corporal E. A. Bode, Frontier Regular Infantry,... -

    by Emil Adolph Bode - 1999 - 260 pages

    Major George W. Schofield, Tenth Cavalry, committed suicide 17 December 1882, before Bode wrote his memoirs; therefore Bode leaves the name in the passage.

    Fort Thomas

    Fort Apache

    10th Cavalry

    6th Cavalry

    Buffalo Soldiers 1866-91

    by Ron Field, Richard Hook - 2004 - 64 pages

    Use of the latter weapon was much encouraged by Major George W. Schofield, 10th

    Cavalry, who was the brother of General John ...

    The Buffalo War: The History of the Red River Indian Uprising of 1874

    by James L. Haley - 1976 - 290 pages

    Marching orders issued on the fourth indicated his expedition would include the

    10th Cavalry's Companies B, C, H, M, and K, under Major George W. Schofield;

    Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies

    by Mark Christopher Carnes - 1995

    Their names and deeds can be found throughout the military annals of the

    West—cavalrymen Eugene A. Carr and George W. Schofield

    Frontier Regulars: United States Army and the Indian, 1866-91

    by Robert M. Utley - 1984 - 494 pages

    George W. Schofield of the Tenth Cavalry, --mention, ? how much, this is the classic text on the topic

    Ups and Downs of an Army Officer

    by George Augustus Armes - 1900 - 784 pages

    NEWSPAPER SEARCH:

    The Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - December 28, 1882 ...

    Subscription - Freeborn County Standard - NewspaperArchive - Dec 28, 1882

    George W. ScofieM, of tbe Sixth cavalry, commanding Fort Apache, Arizona committed suicide Monday mom- ... Schofield will cause thp folloning cbangyj- Maj. ...

    The Freeborn County Standard (Newspaper) - April 27, 1882, Albert ...

    Subscription - Freeborn County Standard - NewspaperArchive - Apr 27, 1882

    CoL Schofield.with two companies of the Sixth cavalry, has left for their rescue. ... I have just met a courier tearing dispatches from

    Review (Newspaper) - December 19, 1882, Decatur, Illinois

    Subscription - Review - NewspaperArchive - Dec 19, 1882

    CoL Oeorgo W. Schofield, Cth cavalry, commanding liis poet, committed auicido yeatorday rnorn- ng by shooting himself in tho right eye. ...

    New York Times, The (Newspaper) - December 24, 1882, New York, New ...

    Subscription - New York Times - NewspaperArchive - Dec 24, 1882

    ... sent Granger a hundred miles to the east instead of reinforcing Schofield, ... enemy's cavalry while his own was still Imperfectly mounted and equipped. ...

    A Dose of Frontier Soldiering: The Memoirs of Corporal E. A. Bode, Frontier Regular Infantry,... - Page 201

    by Emil Adolph Bode - 1999 - 260 pages

    Major George W. Schofield, Tenth Cavalry, committed suicide 17 December 1882,

    before Bode wrote his memoirs; therefore Bode leaves the name in the passage.

    Past Imperfect: History According to the Movies - Page 152

    by Mark Christopher Carnes - 1995

    ... Eugene A. Carr and George W. Schofield and infantryman George M. Randall. ...

    Because John Ford set Fort Apache about the time of Custer's 1876 death, ...

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    John M Schofield

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