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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p38
2063

(Born Mich.)

Alfred E. Bates

(Ap'd Mich.)

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Alfred Elliott Bates: Born July 15, 1840, near Monroe, MI.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1861, to June 23, 1865, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Oct. 19, 1865.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Dodge, Kan., Nov., 1865, to June, 1866, — Ft. Wallace, Kan., June to Sep., 1866; as Quartermaster, 2d Cavalry, Sep. 1, 1866, to May 1, 1867, and Adjutant, May 1, 1867, to Jan. 26, 1869; on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., and Scouting, to

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Jan. 26, 1869)

Aug., 1869; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Cavalry Tactics, Aug. 28, 1869, to Sep. 7, 1873 (Member of Board for Compiling Cavalry Tactics, Oct., 1872, to June, 1873); on leave of absence, Sep. 1, 1873, to Mar. 15, 1874; on frontier duty at Camp Brown, Wy., to Mar. 29, 1875, except while on Big Horn Expedition, Aug. 18 to Oct. 4,

(Major, Staff — Paymaster, Mar. 3, 1875)

1874, being engaged in a Fight with northern Arapahoes, July 4, 1874, and Skirmish with Sioux in Sweetwater Mountains, July 13, 1874; as Paymaster at headquarters in the Department of Texas, May 8, 1875, to Apr. 24, 1880, — at Ft. Buford, Dak., June 7 to Aug., 1880, — at Ft. p39Keogh, Mon., Aug.‑Sep., 1880, — at St. Paul and Ft. Snelling, Min., to May 25, 1882, — at Washington, D. C., June 1, 1882, to July, 1886, — and St. Paul, Min., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p151
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — On duty as Paymaster at New York City, June 1, 1890 to June 1, 1894. — On duty as Chief Paymaster Department of California, San Francisco, Cal., June 20, 1894 to Dec. 31, 1898.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Deputy Paymaster-General, Jan. 7, 1897)

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, May 4, 1898)

— On duty as Military Attaché American Embassy, Court of St. James, London, England, from March 17, 1898 to –––––; Military Attaché to American Embassy at Paris, France, from Oct. 15 to –––––; (Attached to both Embassies at the same time).

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, Oct. 31, 1898)

(Colonel, Staff — Asst.‑Paymaster-General, Mar. 31, 1899)

(Brig.‑General, Staff — Paymaster-General, July 11, 1899)

Vol. V
p120
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On duty as Military Attache American Embassy, Court of St. James, London England, from March 17, 1898 to May 13, 1899. — Military attache to American Embassy at Paris, France, from Oct. 15, 1898 to May 1, 1899. — (Attached to both Embassies at the same time).

(Major-General, U. S. A., Jan. 21, 1904)

Retired from Active Service Jan. 22, 1904,
at his own request, after more than 40 Years' Service.

— Residence, Washington, D. C.

Died Oct. 13, 1909, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 69.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1910.º

Buried, Woodland Cemetery, Monroe, MI.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Bates' full name and birth data are from his AOG obituary.


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