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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III
p88
2172

(Born D. C.)

John M. K. Davis1

(Ap'd Ark.)

17

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

Second Lieut., 1st Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., Sep. 30 to Dec., 1867, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), Dec. 18, 1867, to Apr. 29, 1869, — Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., May 4 to July, 1869, — Ft. Schuyler, N. Y., to Sep., 1870, — Ft. Wood, N. Y., to July 8, 1871; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 6 to Aug. 31, 1871; in garrison at Ft. Hamilton, N. Y., Sep. 3, 1871, to Mar. 30, 1872;

(First Lieut., 1st Artillery, Dec. 23, 1871)

as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Cooke, at Detroit, Mich., Mar. to Aug., 1872; at the Military Academy, as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics, Aug. 28, 1872, to Aug. 30, 1876; on frontier duty at Ft. Sill, I. T., Oct. 29 to Nov., 1876; and in garrison at Washington Arsenal, D. C., Dec. 23, 1876, to Feb., 1877, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), Feb. 16 to Aug., 1877, — Adjutant, 1st Artillery, Aug. 17, 1877, to Apr. 15, 1887, — Ft. Adams, R. I., to Nov. 19, 1881, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Sep., 1887, — Vancouver Barracks,

(Captain, 1st Artillery, Jan. 14, 1888)

Wash., to Mar. 1, 1888, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to May 26, 1888, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p167
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: Instructor of Engineering at the Artillery School, Fort Monroe, Va., June 15, 1888 to May 22, 1898.a

(Major and Inspector-General U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

— Inspector-General, 2d Division, 1st Corps, at Chickamauga, Ga., May 23 to Aug. 14, 1898. — Inspector-General, Department of the Gulf, Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 15, 1898 to Oct. 25, 1899.

(Honorably Discharged from Volunteer Service, Mar. 7, 1899)

(Major of Artillery, 5th Artillery, Oct. 16, 1899)

(Transferred to 1st Artillery, Oct. 28, 1899)

— Assistant to Inspector-General, Department of the East, Governor's Island, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p138
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Assistant to Inspector-General, Department of the East, Governor's Island, N. Y., Nov. 8, 1899 to Sept. 15, 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Aug. 22, 1901)

— Commanding Artillery District of Porto Rico from Oct., 1901 to May, 1902. — Commanding Artillery District of New London from June, 1902 to Oct., 1902 and from Nov., 1902 to Aug., 1905.

(Colonel, Artillery Corps, Aug. 28, 1903)

— Commanding Artillery District of Boston from Aug., 1905 to May, 1907.

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 25, 1907)

— Commanding Department of the Gulf from July 14, 1907 to Jan. 31, 1908.

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Retired Jan. 31, 1908, by operation of law.

— Residence, Hartford, Conn.

Vol. VI
p124
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(John Moore Kelso Davis, Born Jan. 31, 1844.)

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 25, 1907.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Jan. 31, 1908,
By Operation of Law.

After retirement, resided at Hartford, Conn.

Died, May 20, 1920, at Hartford, Conn.: Aged 76.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1921, for an obituary notice.º


The Author's Note:

1 John M. K. Davis, before becoming a Cadet, served as First Lieut., 3d Maryland Cavalry Volunteers.


Thayer's Note:

a On Mar. 18, 1898, he is reported to have established Camp Graham near Savannah, soon renamed Fort Screven (q.v.).


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