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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1867

Vol. III
p95
2191

(Born O.)

Alexander D. Schenck1

(Ap'd Ala.)

36

Born Oct. 27, 1843, Franklin, OH.a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 29, 1863, to June 17, 1867, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 17, 1867.

Served: in garrison at Alcatraz Island, Cal., Oct., 1867, to Feb. 24, 1868, — and Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), Apr. 10, 1868, to Apr. 29, 1869; awaiting orders to July, 1869; in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., July 7, 1869, to May, 1872 (conducting recruits to Arizona, June to Sep., 1870, and on leave of absence, Jan. 1 to Mar. 29, 1871), — St. Louis Arsenal and Depot, Mo., to May 17, 1871, — Camp Tulare, Cal., June 7 to July 24, 1871, June 7 to July 24, 1871, — Point San José, Cal., May to Nov. 14, 1872, — Charlotte, N. C., Dec. 1, 1872, to Apr. 11,

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, Jan. 27, 1873)

1873, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., Apr. 15, 1873, to Sep. 7, 1874 (leave of absence, May 20 to July 9, 1874); as Professor of Military Science at Iowa State University, Sep., 1874, to Dec. 30, 1876; in garrison at Washington Arsenal, D. C., Jan. 6 to July 18, 1877; suppressing disturbances on Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to Sep. 17, 1877; in garrison at Ft. Johnston, N. C., Sep. 21, 1877, to June 28, 1880, — Ft. Brown, p96Tex., to Oct. 6, 1880, — Ft. McHenry, Md., to Feb. 20, 1881, — Washington Barracks, D. C., to Apr. 30, 1884, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), to Sep. 8, 1886, — Jackson Barracks, La., to Sep. 26, 1888, — and Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to Sep. 1, 1889; and on leave of absence (employed at West Point Foundry, N. Y., by Haskell Multicharge Ordnance Company) to –––––.

Vol. IV
p171
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

(Alexander Du Bois Schenck)

Military History. — On leave of absence, Cold Spring Foundry, N. Y., as Artillery Engineer, from Sept. 2, 1889, to July 1, 1890. — Fort Schuyler, N. Y. H., to Sept. 19, 1891. — Fort Leavenworth, Kan., commanding p172light battery, to Oct. 29, 1891. — Marched to Fort Riley, Kan., Nov. 6‑14, 1891. — Fort Warren, Boston, Mas., to Oct. 1, 1893.

(Captain of Artillery, 2d Artillery, Mar. 8, 1894)

Ft. Adams, R. I., commanding battery, to Sept. 10, 1895. — Fort Warren, Mas., special duty as lecturer and instructor with light artillery, Mas. M. V. M., to Aug., 1897. — Camp Onward, Savannah, Ga., Nov. 6, 1898 to Dec. 27, 1898. — Camp at Vedado, Havana, Cuba, to May 16, 1899 (commanding Battery No. 5, defenses of Havana, at Vedado). — On leave, July 1, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p141
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — On leave to Sept. 27, 1899. — Commanding battery at Havana, Cuba, to Oct. 1899; Fort McPherson, Ga., to Nov., 1899;

(Major, Artillery Corps, Feb. 28, 1901)

Fort Screven, Ga., to March 1, 1901. — On duty at Headquarters Artillery Defenses, Havana, Cuba, to Nov. 30, 1901. — Commanding Field Artillery at Fort Sheridan, Ill.,

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, Aug. 10, 1903)

to March, 1904. — Commanding Artillery District of Columbia, at Fort Stevens, Ore., to Sept. 16, 1905.

Died Sept. 16, 1905, at Fort Stevens, Ore.: Aged 60.a2

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Alexander D. Schenck, before becoming a Cadet, was Sergeant, 2d Regiment Ohio Three Months' Volunteers, being engaged in the Battle of Bull Run; reënlisted in 2d Regiment Ohio Volunteers, and served with the Army of the Cumberland till Sep., 1863; was in the Battles of Perryville, Stone River, Hoover's Gap, and through the campaign resulting in the Capture of Tullahoma, Ten.


Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Lt. Col. Schenck's birth data are from his tombstone, q.v. From the dates, it appears that he was 61 at the time of his death, six weeks short of 62.


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