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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III
p147
2321

(Born N. Y.)

Henry Albertº Reed1

(Ap'd Wis.)

10

Born Plattsburg, NY.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1866, to June 15, 1870, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, June 15, 1870.

Served: in garrison at the Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Oct. 10, 1870, to July 13, 1871, — Camp McDermitt, Nev., July 19, 1871, to Mar., 1872, — Alcatraz Island, Cal., to Jan., 1873 (leave of absence, July 27 to Aug. 31, 1872), — Ft. McHenry, Md., Jan. to Apr. 30, 1873, — Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1873, to May 1, 1874, — Ft. Foote, Md., to Nov., 1874, — and Ft. McHenry, Md., to May 15, 1875 (leave of absence, Mar. 11 to Apr. 10, 1875); on Signal duty at Ft. Whipple, Va., May 19, 1875, to Aug. 16, 1876; at the Military Academy

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 21, 1875)

as Principal Assistant Professor of Drawing, and Assistant Instructor of Military Signaling and Telegraphy, Aug. 31, 1876, to Aug. 28, 1880, and Aug. 28, 1883, to Aug. 28, 1888; in garrison at Washington Barracks, D. C., Aug. 28, 1880, to Jan. 21, 1881, — Jackson Barracks, La., to June 28, 1881, — Atlanta, Ga., to Oct. 9, 1881, — Yorktown, Va. (Centennial Celebration), to Nov. 4, 1881, — Ft. McHenry, Md., to Dec. 1, 1882, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to July 13, 1883; on leave of absence in Europe, Aug. 28 to Dec. 30, 1888; and in garrison at Ft. Wadsworth, N. Y., to Apr. 25, 1889, — and Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to –––––.

Civil History. — Author of "Topographical Drawing and Sketching, including Applications of Photography," 1886.

Vol. IV
p195
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Leavenworth, Kan., from April, 1889 to Oct., 1891. — At Fort Schuyler, N. Y., to April, 1892. — At Fort Trumbull, Ct., Fort Schuyler, N. Y., and Ft. Adams, R. I., to April, 1897.

(Captain of Artillery, 5th Artillery, March 8, 1898)

— Washington, D. C., M. I. Division, A. G. O., to April, 1898. — Fort Monroe, Va., to June, 1898. — Tampa, Fla., to Aug. 3, 1898. — In Puerto Rico campaign commanding heavy field battery, Aug. 3 to Oct. 14, 1898. — In command of Fort San Cristobal, San Juan, P. R., from Oct. 18, 1898 to –––––; Commended in orders for exceptional care of health of command.

Vol. V
p165
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. —

(Major, Artillery Corps, Aug. 1, 1901)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Artillery Corps, May 20, 1905)

Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Feb. 17, 1906,
and Retired Feb. 19, 1906, at his own request, over 42 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Gold Medallist Military Service Institute, 1891. — Author standard text booksº Military Topography and Surveying. — Medals: Civil War and Spanish-American War. — Member Military Order Loyal Legion, U. S.; Society Army of the Cumberland, and Sons of the American Revolution.

Vol. VI
p148
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born June 23, 1844.)

Military History. —

Major, Coast Artillery Corps, Aug. 22, 1901.

At Fort Moultrie, Charleston, S. C., 1901‑02; commanding Fort at joint Army and Navy Maneuvers, 1902; at San Juan, Porto Rico, commanding Artillery District and member of Board on Permanent Plan of Post of San Juan, 1902‑04;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Coast Artillery Corps, Sept. 16, 1905)

at Fort Caswell, N. C., commanding post, 1905‑06; assigned to command of Artillery District of Columbia, Oregon, 1906.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Feb. 17, 1906.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 19, 1906,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History. — Gold Medallist, Military Service Institute, 1891; author of standard text books, Military Topography and Sketching; Photography Applied to Surveying; Spanish Legends and Traditions. Medals: Civil War and Spanish-American War. Member of the Grand Army of the Republic; Military Order of the Loyal Legion; Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Sons of the American Revolution; American Pioneers, San Juan.

Vol. VII
p98
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 19, 1906,
At His Own Request, After Over 40 Years' Service.

Civil History: — Gold Medallist, Military Service Institute, 1891; author of standard textbooks, "Military Topography and Sketching," "Photography applied to Surveying," "Spanish Legends and Traditions."

Medals: Civil War and Spanish-American War. Member of the Grand Army of the Republic; Military Order of the Loyal Legion; Society of the Army of the Cumberland; Sons of the American Revolution; American Pioneers, San Juan.

Died, Nov. 21, 1930, at San Juan, P. R.: Aged 86.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1931.º

Buried, Cementerio Santa María Magdalena de Pazzi, San Juan, Puerto Rico.


The Author's Note:

1 Henry A. Reed, before becoming a Cadet, enlisted, Aug. 14, 1862, in the 24th Wisconsin Volunteers; became Sergeant, First Sergeant, and First Lieutenant; and served in the Battles of Perryville, and Stone River (where wounded) in 1862, — Chattanooga Campaign, Battle of Chickamauga (where wounded), defense of Chattanooga, and Battle of Missionary Ridge, in 1863, — East Tennessee Campaign and Pursuit of Enemy from Knoxville, in 1863‑64, — and Battle of Nashville, in 1864.


Thayer's Note:

a Gen. Reed's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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