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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III
p73
2141

(Born O.)

Elbridge R. Hills

(Ap'd O.)

27

Elbridge Romeyn Hills: Born Mar. 18, 1844, Granger, OH.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Artillery, June 18, 1866.

p74 Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., Oct. 30, 1866, to June 6, 1867, — at Columbia, S. C., June 13, 1867, to Aug. 24, 1868, — Ft. Macon,

(First Lieut., 5th Artillery, Sep. 28, 1867)

N. C., to Sep. 24, 1868, — Ft. Jefferson, Fla., Oct. 15, 1868, to Mar. 10, 1869, — Ft. Warren, Mas., Mar. 17 to Apr. 21, 1869, — Ft. Adams, R. I., Apr. 24, 1869, to Nov. 30, 1875, except while detached to Malone, N. Y., to prevent Fenian Raids into Canada, May‑June, 1870 (leave of absence, May 6 to July 21, 1869, and Sep. 14, 1869, to Mar. 2, 1870), — Adjutant of 5th Artillery, Sep. 1, 1870, to Apr. 15, 1887, — Charleston, S. C., Dec. 4, 1875 (leave of absence, Sep. 11 to Nov. 9, 1876), to Apr. 21, 1879, — Atlanta, Ga., to Nov. 12, 1881, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., to Apr. 18, 1887, — Ft. Columbus, N. Y., to Aug. 27, 1888, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p163
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: In garrison at Fort Monroe, Va. (Graduate Artillery School, 1890), Sept. 1, 1888 to Sept. 1, 1890; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill., Sept. 1, 1890

(Captain of Artillery, 5th Artillery, Nov. 28, 1892)

to Sept. 1, 1894; in garrison at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 10, 1894 to Oct. 15, 1896; as member of Board of Officers convened at the Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to examine officers as to fitness for promotion, from Dec. 12, 1894 to Oct. 15, 1896; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y. H.,º from Oct. 23, 1896 to –––––; being on duty in connection with the mustering out of the volunteer forces of the State of New York as Assistant Mustering Officer, from Aug. 24, 1898 to –––––.

Vol. V
p132
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: in garrison at Fort Hamilton, N. Y. H., from Oct. 23, 1896 to Aug. 24, 1898; being on duty in connection with the mustering out of the volunteer forces of the State of New York as Assistant Mustering Officer, from Aug. 24, 1898 to March 20, 1899; in garrison at Fort Hamilton, N. Y. H., March 20, 1899 to June 1, 1899; on special regimental recruiting duty at Rochester, N. Y., June 1, 1899 to July 20, 1899; in garrison at Fort Hancock, N. J., July 24, 1899

(Major, Artillery Corps, Feb. 2, 1901)

to April 8, 1901; commanding Fort Columbus, N. Y. H., from April 9, 1901, to Aug. 22, 1901; commanding Fort Dade, Fla., Aug. 28, 1901 to Nov. 12, 1901; on detached service, President of a Board of Artillery Officers to conduct examinations for gunners at Key West Barracks, Fla., Fort Dade, Fla., Fort Pickens, Fla., Fort Morgan, Ala., and Fort St. Philip, La., from Nov. 12, 1901, to Dec. 20, 1901; in garrison at Fort Dade, Fla., Dec. 20, 1901 to May 28, 1902; absent with leave from May 28, 1902 to July 28, 1902; in garrison at Fort Dade, Fla., from July 28, 1902, to April 3, 1903; in garrison at Fort Preble, Maine, from April 15, 1903 to April 25, 1903; on duty as Acting Assistant Adjutant General in the office of the Adjutant General of the Army, Washington, D. C., from April 27, 1903

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, July 28, 1903)

to July 30, 1903; as Assistant Adjutant General, July 31, 1903 to May 12, 1904; on duty as Military Secretary in the office of the Military Secretary of the Army from May 12, 1904, to June 19, 1905;

p133 (Colonel, Artillery Corps, June 19, 1905)

— Acting Military Secretary from June 20, 1905 to July 24, 1905; absent with leave for four months from July 25, 1905, to Nov. 25, 1905; commanding the Artillery District of Puget Sound, Washington, and Fort Worden, Puget Sound, Washington, from December 1, 1905 to March 26, 1906.

Retired from Active Service March 26, 1906,
at his own request, after over 43 Years' Service.

— Residence, Brooklyn, N. Y.

Died April 14, 1910, at Brooklyn, N. Y.: Aged 66.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a His full name and date of birth are given by his tombstone (see link above) and various printed sources, including The Alumni Record of the University of Illinois (1913), p707, which has the following further information not found in Cullum's:

s. Stacy (b. Oct. 19, 1814, Bristol, N. Y.) & Naomi Gooding (Hatch) Hills (b. May 15, 1817, ibid.). Prepared in Granger Acad., O. [before going on to West Point and his Army career] . . . Served as a vestry man on the Vestry of St. John's Church (Prof. Epis) Fort Hamilton, New York Harbor, 1881‑7 and 1897‑9. Asst. Sec. and Treas., U. S. Mil. Service Institution, Governor's Is., N. Y., 1887‑8. Married Mary Teresa Fleming, Oct. 6, 1874, Newport, R. I. Children, Stacy Romeyn, b. Aug. 16, 1875; Elbridge Fleming, b. Apr. 17, 1878; Rollin, b. May 14, 1883; Agnes Virginia, b. June 13, 1897.


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