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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1868

Vol. III
p112
2236

(Born Mich.)

Eugene O. Fechét1

(Ap'd Mich.)

18

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1864, to p113June 15, 1868, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 15, 1868.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Kodiak, Alas., Nov. 23, 1868, to Feb., 1870; joining company and assisting in making surveys of Pima and Maricopa Reservation, Ara., to July 18, 1870; in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Oct., 1870, — Camp McDermitt, Nev., to Apr. 8, 1871, — Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to May, 1871, — Ft. Stevens, Or., to Aug. 17, 1872, — and Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., to Oct., 1872; on leave of absence, to Feb. 28, 1875; and in garrison at Raleigh, N. C., to Mar. 15, 1875.

Resigned, Mar. 15, 1875.

Civil History. — Chef d'Escadron in the Egyptian Army, Oct. 24, 1872, to Feb. 14, 1874, being Chief of the Reconnoissance and Survey in Nubia and Soudan (Assouan to Khartoom), and of the Desert between the Nile and Red Sea (Cairo to Suez). Mining in Guayana, Venezuela, S. A., since 1875. U. S. Consul at Paso del Norte, Mex., 1885.

Vol. IV
p179
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — U. S. Consul at Piedras Negras, Mexico, 1889‑93. — Mining in Arizona, Mexico, and Colorado, 1893‑98.

Military History. —

(Major, U. S. Volunteer Signal Corps, May 20, 1898)

and assigned to duty as Disbursing Officer of the Signal Corps of the p180Army and the U. S. Volunteer Signal Corps, Washington, D. C., from May, 1898 to ––––

Vol. V
p151
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Disbursing Officer of the Signal Corps of the Army and the U. S. Volunteer Signal Corps, Washington, D. C., from May, 1898 to April 17, 1899.

(Captain, Signal Officer, from April 17, 1899 to April 25, 1901)

(Honorably discharged, April 25, 1901)

(Captain, Signal Corps, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Served as Disbursing Officer, Signal Corps, Washington, D. C., Feb. 2, 1901 to Aug., 1901. — En route to Philippines Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, 1901. — Chief Signal Officer, Department Northern Luzon, Oct. 15 to Dec. 31, 1901. — Chief Signal Officer, Department of North Philippines, Jan. 1 to May 1, 1902. — Chief Signal Officer, Department of South Philippines, Cebu, P. I., May 1 to Oct. 1, 1902. — Chief Signal Officer, Department of the Visayas, Iloilo, Panay, P. I., Oct. 1, 1902, to Nov. 30, 1903. — En route to the U. S. Dec. 15, 1903 to Jan. 15, 1904. — Chief Signal Officer Department of Texas, Feb. to July, 1904. — Commanding Signal Corps Post at Benicia Barracks, California, July, 1904 to Sept., 1905. — Commanding Signal Corps Post at Fort Omaha, Nebraska, Sept., 1905 to

(Major, Signal Corps, Aug. 22, 1905)

Sept., 1906. — Leave of absence Sept. to Nov. 5, 1906. — En route to Philippine Islands, Nov. 5 to Dec. 3, 1906. — Chief Signal Officer, Philippines p152Division, Dec. 3, 1906 to Aug. 15, 1907. — Assistant to Chief Signal Officer, Philippines Division, Aug. 15, 1907 to June 15, 1908. — En route to U. S. June 15 to July 13, 1908. — On leave of absence sixty days. — On duty Boston, Mass., fire control work Boston and Portland Harbors, Sept. 13, 1908 to July 9, 1909. — On leave of absence to Aug. 31, 1909. — Sept. 1, 1909 to March 14, 1910, stationed at Detroit, Mich.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., Retired Mar. 14, 1910,
by operation of law.

Vol. VI
p134
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Eugene Oscar Fechét, Born March 14, 1846.)

Military History. —

Major, Signal Corps, Aug. 22, 1905.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, March 14, 1910,
By Operation of Law.

Lieut.‑Colonel, U. S. A., on Retired List, March 14, 1910,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Since retirement, resided in Florida, near Eustis, in Lake County.

Vol. VII
p92
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Major, Signal Corps, Aug. 22, 1905.

Major, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 14, 1910,
By Operation of Law.

Lieutenant-Colonel, U. S. A., Retired List, Mar. 14, 1910,
Act of April 23, 1904.

Died, Jan. 14, 1925, at Eustis, Fla.: Aged 78.

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

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Eugene O. Fechét, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted Sep. 10, 1861, in the 1st Michigan Artillery, serving as a Sergeant in Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia till Dec. 23, 1863, when he reënlisted in the Veteran Volunteers, and was discharged, Apr. 10, 1864, to enter the Military Academy.


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