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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1865

Vol. III
p56
2101

(Born Pa.)

Samuel M. Mills

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Samuel Myers Mills: Born Pottsville, PA.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., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

First Lieut., 19th Infantry, June 23, 1865.

Served: in garrison at Augusta, Ga., Oct., 1865, to Jan., 1866; on frontier duty at Paraclifta, Ark., Feb.‑Mar., 1866, — and at Camden, Ark., as Acting Asst. Adjutant and Inspector General of Ouachita River District, Mar. to June, 1866; as Adjutant, 2d Battalion, 19th Infantry, May 1 to Nov. 25, 1866; on frontier duty at Camden, Ark., May to

(Transferred to 28th Infantry, Sep. 21, 1866)

Nov., 1866, being engaged in command of an Expedition, Nov. 9‑10, 1866, to arrest certain desperadoes, — and at Little Rock, Ark., Nov. 30, 1866, to Apr. 1, 1867; as Adjutant, 28th Infantry, Nov. 30, 1866, to Apr. 12, 1869, and Acting Assistant Adjutant-General of the Sub‑District of Arkansas, Apr. 1, 1867, to Apr. 12, 1869, and of the Bureau of Freedmen, Refugees, and Abandoned Lands, of same District, to Apr. 30, 1869 (leave of absence, July 27 to Oct. 4, 1867); as Adjutant of 19th Infantry,

(Transferred to 19th Infantry, Mar. 31, 1869)

Apr. 12, 1869, to May 14, 1870, at Little Rock, Ark.; in garrison

(Transferred to 5th Artillery, May 10, 1870)

at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., June 27, 1870, to Sep. 29, 1871, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., Oct. 1, 1871, to May 25, 1872; on leave of absence, to Aug. 1, 1872; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Aug. 1, 1872, to Sep. 2, 1873, — of Cavalry Tactics, Aug. 8, 1872, to Sep. 6, 1876, — of Artillery Tactics, Sep. 2, 1873, to Sep. 5, 1876, — Treasurer, June 28, 1875, to Sep., 1879, — and Quartermaster and Commissary of Cadets, Sep. 5, 1876, to Sep., 1879; on leave of absence in Europe, to May, 1880; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to May, 1882, — at Governor's Island, N. Y. (Quartermaster and Commissary of Gen. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hancock's headquarters), May to Dec., 1882, — at Washington, D. C. (Staff duties, Signal Service), Dec., 1882, to June, 1885, — and Instructor in Artillery Exercises at Ft. Monroe, Va.

(Captain, 5th Artillery, Apr. 18, 1883)

(Artillery School for Practice), to –––––; and delegated to witness the manoeuvres of the British Army in India, 1885‑86.

Vol. IV
p155
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Instructor in Artillery Exercises at Fortress Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Aug. 31, 1892. — Commandant of Cadets at the U. S. Military Academy, joined at West Point, N. Y., Sept. 1, 1892. — Commandant of Cadets until June 15, 1897. — On leave of absence abroad until Dec. 1, 1897. — Joined at Fortress Monroe, Va., for duty. — In command of battery until Jan. 12, 1898. — On Court-Martial duty until May, 1898.

(Major of Artillery, 6th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

— Mustering in New Jersey Volunteers. — Joined for duty at Tampa, Fla., May 20, 1898. — In command of battalion of Artillery for the organization p156of siege train. — In command of troops composing siege train until July 14, 1898. — On duty with siege train until Aug. 22, 1898, when the train was broken up and batteries distributed to former stations. — Joined for duty at Fortress Monroe, Va., Aug. 23, 1898. — On sick leave until Oct. 1, 1898. — In command of Fortress Monroe and Artillery School until Nov. 1, 1898. — Under orders for the Philippines with regiment, March 1, 1899. — In command of regiment from Oct. 8, 1898 until ––––

Vol. V
p124
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — In command of regiment from Oct. 8, 1898 to April, 1899. — At Honolulu, H. I., to March 20, 1900. — With General Chaffee as military observer on China expedition to Pekin. — Judge Advocate and later Acting Chief Ordnance Officer to Oct. 1, 1900. — At Manila in command of his regiment, Oct. 25, 1900 to Aug., 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel — Artillery Corps, Feb. 2, 1901)

— at Fort Wadsworth, N. Y., to Sept., 1902.

(Colonel — Artillery Corps, Sept. 11, 1902)

p125 — At Fort Barrancas, Fla.,º in command of the Artillery District of Pensacola, to July 26, 1903. — In command of the Artillery District of Portland, Me., to Oct., 1903. — In command of the Artillery District of Boston to July, 1904.

(Brigadier-General — Chief of Artillery, June 20, 1905)

— At Washington to Sept. 30, 1906.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired Sept. 30, 1906,
at his own request, over 40 Years' Service.

Died Sept. 8, 1907, at Monmouth Beach, N. J.: Aged 64.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1908, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Mills' full name and birthplace are from his AOG obituary. The index in Vol. IX of the Supplements lists him as Samuel M. Mills, Jr.


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