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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p46
2080

(Born Del.)

George H. Burton

(Ap'd Del.)

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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., 12th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 12th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Oct. to Dec., 1865, — Richmond, Va., Dec., 1865, to Mar., 1866, — Petersburg, Va., Mar. to May, 1866, — Washington, D. C., May‑June, 1866, — and Petersburg, Va., June,

(Transferred to 21st Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

1866, to June, 1868; as Adjutant of 21st Infantry, Dec. 9, 1866, to June 2, 1868, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General of the District of Petersburg, Va., Jan., 1867, to Jun. 2, 1868; as Aide-de‑Camp to General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Stoneman, at Richmond, Va., June 9, 1868, to Apr., 1869; as Adjutant of 21st Infantry, Apr. 5, 1869, to Aug. 16, 1871, at Omaha,

(Captain, 21st Infantry, Aug. 16, 1871)

Neb., Apr., 1869, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Aug., 1869, and at Drum Barracks, Cal., to Dec., 1871 (leave of absence, Nov. 26, 1870, to Feb. 2, 1871); on frontier duty at Colorado River Reservation and Camp Colorado, Ara., Jan. to June, 1872, — Ft. Whipple, Ara., to Aug. 2, 1872, — Ft. Vancouver, Wash., and Expedition against Modoc Indians, Sep. 13, 1872, to Oct. 8, 1874, being engaged in the Attack on the Lava Beds, Jan. 3, 1873, and Skirmishes, Apr. 12, and Apr. 15‑17, 1873, forcing the Modocs from their stronghold, — Ft. Townsend, Wash., Oct. 11, 1874, to June 19, 1877, — Nez Percés Expedition, June 19 to Nov. 14, 1877, — Ft. Townsend, Wash., Nov. 14, 1877, to June 11, 1878, — and in the field, June 11 to Aug. 2, 1878, being engaged against Nez Percés Indians at Clear Water, July 11‑12, 1877, and several Skirmishes in Pursuit to near the British Possessions; on leave of absence and joining regiment to Dec. 1, 1878; in garrison at Columbus Barracks, O., Dec. 1, 1878, to Sep. 22, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. Klamath, O., Sep. 30, 1880 (leave of absence, Oct. 30, 1882, to Feb. 19, 1883, and inspecting horses at Oakland, Cal., to May 1, 1883), to June 26, 1884, — and at Ft. Sidney, Neb., to Feb. 3, 1885; on leave of absence to Mar. 31, 1885; on temporary

(Major, Staff — Inspector-General, Mar. 27, 1885)

duty in the Inspector-General's Office, at Washington, D. C., to June 29, p471885; as Inspector-General of the Department of the Missouri, to July 21, 1888; and at the headquarters of the Department of Arizona, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff — Inspector-General, Aug. 31, 1888)

Nov., 1888, — and of the Division of the Pacific, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p153
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Brevet Major, Feb. 27, 1890, for gallant services in action
against Indians in the Lava Beds, California, Jan. 27, 1873,
and at the Clearwater, Idaho, July 11 and 12, 1877)

— Inspector-General, Division of the Pacific, Nov. 26, 1888 to July 3, 1891; and of the Department of California to Sept., 1893. — On duty in the Inspector-General's Office at Washington, D. C.,

(Colonel, Staff — Inspector-General, Jan. 2, 1895)

to May 1, 1895; Inspector-General Pacific Inspection District to May 1, 1898; and of the Department of the Lakes to June 6, 1898. — On duty in the Inspector-General's Office at Washington, D. C. (on leave of absence from Nov. 1, 1898 to Feb. 28, 1899), to ––––

Vol. V
p122
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: In Cuba as Inspector-General of Division from Sept., 1899 to May, 1902. — As Inspector-General of Department of East to April 3, 1903.

(Brigadier-General, Inspector-General, April 12, 1903)

— Served as such in Washington until Sept. 30, 1906.

Retired from Active Service Sept. 30, 1906,
at his own request, after 45 Years' Service.

Vol. VI
p112
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Hall Burton, Born Jan. 12, 1843.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, Inspector-General, April 12, 1903.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 30, 1906,
at His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, Oct. 20, 1917, at Los Angeles, Cal.: Aged 74.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


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