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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III
p92
2183

(Born Pa.)

Samuel Robertsº Jonesa

(Ap'd Pa.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1862, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Delaware, Del., Sep. 30, 1867, to Oct., 1869; on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., Nov. 20, 1869, to Apr. 29, 1871, except while Scouting, June 17 to Oct. 24, 1870; in garrison at Ft. McHenry, Md., May 5 to Sep. 30, 1871; on leave of absence, Oct. 1 to

(First Lieut., 4th Artillery, Aug. 22, 1871)

Nov. 30, 1871; in garrison at Raleigh, N. C., to Dec. 27, 1872; on leave of absence, to Mar., 1873; on frontier duty at Quiniault Reservation, Wash., Mar. 22 to Oct. 14, 1873, — Cape Disappointment, Wash., to Jan., 1875, — and Ft. Canby, Wash., to Apr. 16, 1875; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 8, 1875, to May 1, 1876; on frontier duty at Ft. Canby, Wash. June 30, 1876, to Mar. 13, 1877, — Ft. Wrangel, Alas., Mar. 28 to Apr. 25, 1877, — Ft. Stevens, Or. May 7 to Aug. 18, 1877, — Nez Percés Expedition, Aug. 18 to Sep. 10, 1877, — Ft. Townsend, Wash., Nov. 15, 1877, to June 20, 1878, — and Bannock Campaign, to Sep. 16, 1878; in garrison at Ft. Point, Cal., Sep. 16, 1878, to July, 1880, — Presidio of San Francisco, Cal., to Sep. 23, 1880, — Ft. Canby, Wash., to June 2, 1881, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Nov. 24, 1881, — Ft. Warren, Mas., to Aug., 1882, — and Ft. Adams, R. I., to Sep. 6, 1883; as Professor of Military Science, Cornell College, Mt. Vernon, Io., to July, 1886; and in garrison at Ft. Trumbull, Ct., to Dec. 11, 1887, — Ft. Adams, R. I., to Apr., 1889, — and Ft. McPherson, Ga., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p169
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Captain of Artillery, 4th Artillery, Jan. 24, 1891)

Fort McPherson, Ga., commanding battery; on regimental recruiting service, Columbus and Rome, Ga., Decatur and Florence, Ala., and with detachment marching through the State of Georgia, Feb. 1, 1891 to Sept. 1, 1891. — Commanding battery, Sept. 1, 1890 to May 24, 1891.

(Transferred to Quartermaster's Department, April 20, 1892)

— Fort Riley, Kan., in charge of construction, and Quartermaster, May 29, 1892 to Oct. 9, 1894; Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Oct. 10, 1894 to Oct. 15, 1896; Omaha, Neb., Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Department p170Missouri, Depot Quartermaster, and in charge of construction at Fort Crook, Oct. 16, 1896

(Major and Chief Quartermaster, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898)

to May 17, 1898; Acting Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Platte, Dec. 28, 1897 to May 17, 1898; assigned to duty as Quartermaster, first expedition to Philippine Islands; left San Francisco, May 25, 1898; present at capture of Guam, June 20, 1898; arrived in Manila Bay, June 30, 1898, and on July 1 was the first man of U. S. Army to set foot on Philippine Islands. — Chief Quartermaster expeditionary forces and Depot Quartermaster at Cavite, P. I., July 1 to July 28; Chief Quartermaster, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, Camp Dewey, P. I., July 28 to Aug. 16, 1898. — Took part in attack and capture of Manila, P. I., Aug. 13, 1898. — Depot Quartermaster at Manila, Aug. 17, 1898 to June 30, 1899. — Acting Aide-de‑Camp to Major-General T. M. Anderson at battle around Manila, Feb. 5, 1899; took part in battles of Caloocan, Feb. 10, San Juan del Monte and Santolan, March 7, 1899. — Left Manila for United States, Aug. 19, 1899; reported at San Francisco, Cal., Sept. 18, 1899; Depot Quartermaster at Boston, Oct. 6 to Nov. 30, 1899; Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Department of the East, Dec. 1 ––––

Vol. V
p139
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Assistant to Chief Quartermaster, Department of the East, Dec. 1, 1899

(Major and Quartermaster, Nov. 1, 1900)

to April 2, 1903. — Depot Quartermaster at Jeffersonville, Ind., April 1, 1903

p140 (Lieut.‑Colonel, Dept. Quartermaster-General, Aug. 17, 1903)

to Jan. 15, 1904. — Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf, Jan. 15, 1904 to May 10, 1906. — Leave of absence May 10, 1906 to Sept. 10, 1906. — Chief Quartermaster, Department of Columbia, Sept. 10, 1906 to Feb. 17, 1908. — Chief Quartermaster, Department of the Gulf, Feb. 25, 1908 to Feb. 6, 1909.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Feb. 6, 1909, by operation of law.

— Residence, Saugerties, N. Y.

Vol. VI
p126
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Feb. 6, 1845.)

Military History. —

Lieut.‑Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster General, Aug. 17, 1903.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 6, 1909,
By Operation of Law.

Civil History. — Farmer at Saugerties, N. Y., 1909‑1916.

Military History. — Recalled to active duty, June 28, 1916; at Chicago, Ill., Assistant Depot Quartermaster, July 1 to Nov. 5, 1916; at Portland, Oregon, in charge of Quartermaster's Office, Nov., 1916, to April 12, 1917; Assistant to Purchasing Quartermaster, April 12, 1917, to Feb. 8, 1918; Purchasing Quartermaster, Feb. 8, 1918, to

(Colonel, U. S. A., on Retired List, July 9, 1918)

November; at U. S. Military Academy, Quartermaster and Constructing Quartermaster, Nov. 11, 1918, to April 14, 1919.

Vol. VII
p87
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster General, Aug. 17, 1903.

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 6, 1909,
By Operation of Law.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, July 9, 1918.

Died, Sept. 20, 1922, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

a On his tombstone, q.v., Col. Jones' middle name is spelled Robert.


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