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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1869

Vol. III
p130
2280

(Born N. Y.)

Jacob A. Augur1

(Ap'd at Large)

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Jacob Arnold Augur: Born Aug. 21, 1849.a

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

Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 15, 1869.

Served: on frontier duty at camp near Ft. McPherson, Neb., and Scouting in Republican River Valley, Aug. 2 to Nov., 1869, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Nov. 13, 1869, to Aug. 16, 1871 (leave of absence, Dec. 20,

(First Lieut., 5th Cavalry, Jan. 11, 1871)

1869, to Mar. 24, 1870, and escorting Indian Commissioners to Ft. Laramie, Wy., Sep.‑Oct., 1870); and on Indian Expedition, Oct. 18 to Nov. 11, 1871; as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Augur, Aug., 1871, to June 30, 1878 (leave of absence, Oct. 19 to Dec. 13, 1872, and June 3 to Nov. 22, 1877); and on frontier duty as Acting Assistant Adjutant-General, Department of Texas, Feb. 5, 1872, to May, 1873, and Nov., 1873, to Jan. 20, 1874, — as Acting Engineer Officer, Department of Texas, July, 1873, to Aug., 1874, — as Acting Judge Advocate, Department of the Gulf, Jan. to June 30, 1878, — Scouting in Wyoming, July to Dec., 1878, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Dec. 11, 1878 (in the field on White

(Captain, 5th Cavalry, June 14, 1879)

River, Col., Oct. 1 to Dec. 30, 1879), to Apr. 30, 1880, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Apr. 7, 1883, — and Ft. Sidney, Neb., to July 11, 1883; at the Military Academy as Instructor of Cavalry Tactics, Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 31, 1887; on leave of absence, to Dec. 16, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Supply, I. T. (Scouting, Apr. 23 to May 13, 1889, and Camp Schofield, I. T. (Scouting, Apr. 23 to May 13, 1889, and Camp Schofield, I. T., Sep. 12 to Oct. 25, 1889), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p187
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Supply, I. T., from Jan. 1, 1890 to June 12, 1893; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex., from June 17, 1893 to Jan. 8, 1896; Fort Bliss, Tex., from Jan. 9, 1896 to Aug. 8, 1897.

(Major of Cavalry, 4th Cavalry, June 2, 1897)

— Asst. Commandant Infantry and Cavalry School, from Aug. 11, 1897 to April 19, 1898; Commandant of Infantry and Cavalry School, from April 19, 1898 to Sept. 26, 1898; also Commandant, from Jan. 23, 1899 to June 30, 1899. — Chief Mustering officer, State of Kansas, from Aug. 25, 1898 to June 12, 1899. — Mustered out the 21st, 22d, and 23d regiments Kansas Volunteer Infantry. — Joined 4th Cavalry at Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., July 4, 1899. — Sailed for Manila July 13, 1899; arrived Aug. 10 — commanding regiment from Aug. 12, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p158
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Commanding regiment from Aug. 12, 1899 to Sept. 15, 1899. — Commanding 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, General Lawton's expedition, Luzon, Oct. 11 to Dec. 18, 1899; Manila to Jan. 4, 1900. — Commanding 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, General Schwan's expeditionary brigade, Central Luzon, Jan. 5, 1900 to Feb. 10, 1900. — Manila, Pasay Barracks to May 25; Naic, Luzon, to Aug. 25, 1900. — U. S. from Sept. 25, to Nov. 13, 1900. — En route to Manila, Nov. 13, 1900, via Suez Canal, arrived at Manila, Jan. 3, 1901. — Duty in Manila, commanding 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 4th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— Examining Board, Manila, to Aug. 5, 1901. — Commanding 2d Squadron, 4th Cavalry, en route to U. S., Aug. 5 to Aug. 26, 1901. — Commanding Fort Leavenworth, Cavalry and Infantry School, Sept., 1901 to Oct., 1902.

(Colonel, 10th Cavalry, June 9, 1902)

— Commanding regiment and Fort Robinson, Neb., from Oct. 13, 1902, to Feb. 28th, 1907; en route to Manila and arrived April 2, 1907. — At Fort McKinley, Manila, P. I., April 18, 1909. — Senior Umpire, Blue Army, Manassas maneuvers, Sept., 1904.

Died April 18, 1909, at Manila, P. I.: Aged 60.º

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice, with a portrait.

— Colonel Augur was appointed a Brigadier-General the day that he died, but never knew of the promotion.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Bvt. Major-General C. C. Augur, Class of 1843.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Augur's full name and birthdate are from his tombstone, q.v.


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