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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III
p83
2163

(Born Pa.)

John E. Greer

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Ordnance, June 17, 1867.

Served: as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Watervliet Arsenal, N. Y., Aug. 31, 1867, to Oct. 10, 1868, — at Frankford Arsenal, Pa., Oct. 10, 1868, to July 23, 1870; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 29, 1870, to Nov. 21, 1873, — and Assistant Instructor of Ordnance and Gunnery, Jan. 15 to Feb. 3, 1872, Aug. 28 to Oct. 4, 1873, and Oct. 30 to Nov. 5, 1873; as Assistant Ordnance Officer at Augusta Arsenal, Ga., Dec. 8, 1873, to May 15, 1876, — at Springfield

(First Lieut., Ordnance, June 23, 1874)

Armory, Mas., June 15, 1876, to Oct. 17, 1883; as Recorder of Board to select Magazine Gun for the U. S. Service, Nov. 21, 1877, to Apr. 3, 1878;

(Captain, Ordnance, May 10, 1878)

as Chief Ordnance Officer of the Department of the Missouri, and in command of Ft. Leavenworth Ordnance Depot, Kan., Oct. 24, 1883, to July 11, 1887; as Assistant Ordnance Officer, New York Arsenal, and p84Member of Ordnance Board and of the Board for testing Rifled Cannon, July 22, 1887, to –––––.

Vol. IV
p166
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Inspector of Ordnance, Builders' Iron Foundry, providence, R. I., from Nov. 18, 1890 to Jan. 8, 1893. — In command of the Columbia Arsenal, Ten., from Jan. 11, 1893 to ––––

(Major, Ordnance, Apr. 17, 1894)

Vol. V
p135
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Member of Board to select a magazine gun for the U. S. service, July 1, 1881 to Sept. 30, 1882. — Acting Chief Engineer Officer, Department of the Missouri, Aug. 11, 1884 to Oct. 3, 1885. — Acting Judge Advocate, Department of the Missouri, Dec. 29, 1885 to Oct. 12, 1886. — Inspector of Rifle Practice, Department of the Missouri, April 21, 1885 to July 1, 1886. — Assistant New York Arsenal, N. Y., Member of Ordnance Board and of Board for Testing Rifled Cannon and Projectiles, July 12, 1887 to Nov. 17, 1890. — In command of the Columbia Arsenal, Tenn., from Jan. 11, 1893 to July 17, 1899. — Assistant, Springfield Armory, Mass., July 20, 1899 to Oct. 1, 1902.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Ordnance, June 14, 1902)

— In command of Benicia Arsenal, Cal., and Armament Officer, Western Armament District, Oct. 27, 1902 to July 20, 1903. — In command of New York Arsenal, Governor's Island, N. Y., Chief Ordnance Officer, Department of the East, Armament Officer, Central Armament District, Inspector of Ordnance, Aug. 3, 1903 to Sept. 19, 1907.

p136 (Colonel, Ordnance Dept., Jan. 19, 1904)

Died, Sept. 19, 1907, at New York Arsenal, Governor's Island, N. Y.: Aged 63.

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


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