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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III
p128
2275

(Born Ten.)

Samuel E. Tillman

(Ap'd at Large)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1865, to June 15, 1869, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, June 15, 1869.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Riley, Kan., Sep. 30, 1869, to Aug. 15, 1870 (Scouting in Kansas, June 4 to Aug. 15, 1870); at the Military Academy, as Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Aug. 29, 1870, to Sep. 19, 1872, — and Principal Assistant Professor, to

(Transferred to Corps of Engineers, June 10, 1872)

(First Lieut., Corps of Engineers, June 10, 1872)

Aug. 20, 1873; as Assistant Engineer upon Explorations under Lieut. Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Wheeler west of the 100th Meridian, in Arizona and New Mexico, Apr. 21, 1873, to Mar. 24, 1874; as Assistant Astronomer on the U. S. Expedition to Northern Tasmania to observe the Transit of Venus, Mar. 24, 1874, to July 1, 1875; at the Military Academy as Principal Assistant Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, July 1 to Aug. 31, 1875, — and Assistant Professor, to Aug. 7, 1876; as Assistant Engineer upon Explorations under Lieut. Wheeler west of the 100th Meridian, in California, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, and Montana, Aug. 10, 1876, to Aug. 28, 1879; at the Military Academy as Principal Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Aug. 28, 1879, to

(Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology,
Military Academy, Dec. 21, 1880)

Dec. 21, 1880, — and Professor, since Dec. 21, 1880.

Civil History. — Engaged in Geological Work in Nevada for the U. S. Geological Survey, July‑Aug., 1882. Author of works on Chemistry and Heat, 1885‑89.

Vol. IV
p186
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1880 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

Civil History. — Engaged in examination of the petrified forests of the Yellowstone Park, Aug., 1892. — Author of Elementary Lessons in Heat, 2d edition, 1892; Elementary Text-Book of Mineralogy, 1894; Descriptive General Chemistry, 1897.

Vol. V
p156
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, U. S. M. A., West Point, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1880 to [image ALT: an underscored blank]

Civil History. — Author of Elementary Lessons in Heat, 4th edition, 1907; Important Minerals and Rocks, 2d edition, 1906; Descriptive Mineral Chemistry, 4th edition, 1908. — Degree of M. A. conferred by Yale University, 1906.

Vol. VI
p139
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Samuel Escue Tillman, Born Oct. 2, 1847.)

Military History. —

First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, June 10, 1872.

Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, U. S. M. A., Dec. 21, 1880.

After more than 44 years' service he was

Retired, Oct. 2, 1911, by Operation of Law.

Recalled to active service June 2, 1917; Superintendent, U. S. Military Academy, June 13, 1917, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., on Retired List, March 4, 1919)

June 12, 1919; returned to inactive list, Aug. 15, 1919; elected President of the Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., June 11, 1919. Awarded

Distinguished Service Medal

"For especially meritorious and conspicuous service as Superintendent, United States Military Academy, during the period of the emergency." Medal presented by the Secretary of War, June 11, 1919.

Civil History. — In Italy, Dec. 17, 1913, to Aug. 14, 1914; resided at Princeton, N. J., Sept. 1, 1914, to June 1, 1916; author of A Review of West Point's History, read before the New York Historical Association, Oct. 7, 1915.

Vol. VII
p95
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Distinguished Service Medal

First Lieutenant, Corps of Engineers, June 10, 1872.

Professor of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, U. S. M. A., Dec. 21, 1880.

Retired, Oct. 2, 1911, by Operation of Law.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 4, 1919.

Civil History:— Traveled in England and Europe summer months of 1923 and 1924; author of articles, "Hazing at the U. S. Military Academy," which appeared in the New York Times, Mar. 19, 1923; "The more important facts in the History of the U. S. Military Academy since 1802 and whether the Academy has fulfilled the purpose for which it was created," an address published by the Constitution Island Historical Society in their proceedings of 1926, Oct., 1926; "The Ape Ancestry of Man," which appeared in New York Times, January 11, 1927; "The Allied Debts," which appeared in New York World, Mar. 11, 1928, and "Biographical Sketches of Colonel Wirt Robinson and Hon. Arthur S. Hardy," which appeared in the Annuals of the Association of Graduates, 1929 and 1930.

Vol. VIII
p43
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History:— Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Mar. 4, 1919.

Vol. IX
p34
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History:— Brig Gen Ret 4 Mar 19.

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