Albert Brevard Sloan
Colonel, United States Army
Brevard Sloan of Missouri
Appointed from Missouri, Cadet, United States Naval Academy, 25 September 1880 to January 1883
Captain, 6th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, 11 July 1898
Honorably mustered out of the volunteers, 10 May 1899
Captain, 27th Volunteer Infantry, 5 July 1899
Honorably Mustered out 1 April 1901
First Lieutenant, 29th U. S. Infantry, 2 February 1901
COLONEL A. B. SLOAN DIES IN PULLMAN BERTH
Retired Army Officer, 67, Was Traveling Alone On
San Diego & Arizona Train To California
SAN DIEGO, California – March 14, 1930 – Colonel Albert B. Sloan, retired, was found dead in his berth on a Pullman car of the San Diego & Arizona Train when it arrived here this morning. Colonel Sloan was traveling along and it is believed he leaves a family in New York. The body was found by Pullman porters and a conductor early this morning.
When the train arrived here, Coroner Kelly took charge of the body and ordered it removed to the Merkley Funeral Establishment pending an autopsy. Heart disease is believed to have caused death. Coroner Kelly is wiring relatives in New York.
Colonel Sloan was born in Missouri on December 24, 1862, and appointed to the Naval Academy in 1880. After two years there he resigned and entered civilian life. In the Spanish-American War he was commissioned a Captain in the Sixth Missouri Volunteers and he remained in the Army at the close of hostilities. He served in Alaska and the Philippines and on the Mexican Border. He was known as a rifle expert.
He retired on reaching the age limit of 64
SLOAN, BELLE C W/O ALBERT B
Posted: 23 October 2007
Photo By: M. R. Patterson, October 2007