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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1870

Vol. III
p155
2344

(Born O.)

Frederick K. Ward

(Ap'd O.)

33

Born Newark, OH.a

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

Second Lieut., 1st Cavalry, June 15, 1870.

Served: on frontier duty at Camp Harney, Or., Nov., 1870, to Jan. 10, 1872, — surveying reservation at Camp Harney, Or., to Feb. 18, 1872, — Camp Harney, Or., to Jan. 13, 1874 (commanding detachment against  p156 Modocs, Dec., 1872, to Jan., 1873), — as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Davis, commanding Department of the Columbia, Jan. 26 to Sep. 1, 1874, — as Acting Engineer and Signal Officer, Department of the Columbia, Sep. 1, 1874, to June 21, 1875, — Scouting, July 22 to

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Nov. 11, 1875)

Sep. 10, 1875, — Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to Dec. 26, 1875, — San Diego Barracks, Cal., Jan. 19, 1876, to June 27, 1877, — Nez Percés Expedition (with Reserve Column), to Oct. 11, 1877, — Ft. Boisé, Ida., Oct. 11, 1877, to May 30, 1878, — Scouting in Idaho, May 30 to Aug. 16, 1878, — Ft. Boisé, Ida., Aug., 1878, to Oct. 30, 1879; on Signal duty at Ft. Whipple, Va., Nov. 11, 1879, to May 24, 1888, — in office of Chief Signal Officer, to Aug. 31, 1880, — in charge of Military Telegraph Lines in California and Arizona, to Dec. 13, 1882, — at Ft. Myer, Va., to Feb. 4, 1884, — and in charge of the Chief Signal Office, Washington, D. C., to July 19, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Ellis, Mon., Sep. 29, 1884, to Dec. 10, 1885, — Regimental Adjutant, Dec. 1, 1885, to Sep. 30, 1886, — Ft. Custer,

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Feb. 11, 1887)

Mon., to Apr. 19, 1887, — and Ft. Assinniboine, Mon., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p199
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Assinniboine, Mont., to May, 1892. — At Fort Grant, Ariz., May, 1892 to April, 1895. — At Fort Riley, Kan., April, 1895 to April, 1898. — April 19, 1898, left Fort Riley, Kan., with his troop upon mobilization of troops for war with Spain. — At Chickamauga, Ga., to May 15, 1898. — In camp at Lakeland, Fla., to Aug. 24, 1898. — Commanding camp and squadron of the 1st Cavalry, from July 14, 1898. — With squadron and all the horses of the 1st Cavalry, rejoined regiment at Camp Wikoff, Montauk, N. Y., Aug. 29, 1898. — Commanding troop and squadron at Camp Wikoff to Sept. 28, 1898. — At Fort Keogh, Mont., commanding troop and post, from Oct. 2, 1898 to ––––

(Major of Cavalry, 10th Cavalry, July 11, 1899)

(Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Aug. 2, 1899)

Vol. V
p171
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — At Fort Keogh commanding troop and post Oct. 2, 1898 to July 22, 1900. — Transferred back to 1st Cavalry, Aug. 2, 1899, remaining on duty at Fort Keogh. — Sailed with regiment from Seattle, Washington, Aug. 7, 1900. — Arrived at Manila, P. I., Sept. 7, 1900. — To station with regiment at Batangas, P. I., Sept. 20, 1900. — In command at Bauan, Batangas, P. I., Dec. 6, 1900 to Oct. 14, 1901. — Appointed Acting Inspector-General and assigned as Inspector-General, First District, Department of Luzon (afterwards designated 3d Separate Brigade, Department of North Philippines) with station at Batangas, P. I., Oct. 14, 1901. — Remained on duty as Inspector-General of that brigade to Sept. 8, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 14th Cavalry, Jan. 24, 1903)

— Transferred back to 1st Cavalry, April 25, 1903, without change of station or duty. — Relieved as Acting Inspector-General Sept. 8, 1903. — Left Manila, P. I., Sept. 15, 1903, with regiment en route returning to the United States. — Station at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Oct., 1903 to Oct., 1904. — At Fort Clark, Texas, to Dec. 4, 1904. — Detailed to duty in the Inspector-General's Department Nov. 30, 1904, and assigned as Inspector-General, Northern Division, with station at St. Louis, Mo.

(Colonel of Cavalry, June 23, 1905)

— Relieved from duty in Inspector-General's Department by reason of promotion to Colonel. — Assigned to 2d Cavalry and joined that regiment at Camp Stotsenburg, Pampanga, P. I., Nov. 4, 1905. — Left Manila, P. I., Jan. 4, 1906, with regiment en route returning to the United States. — At Fort Assinniboine, Mont., commanding regiment and post, Feb., 1906 to Oct., 1906. — Detailed to duty in the Inspector-General's Department and assigned as Inspector-General, Northern Division, with station at St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 1, 1906. — Change station to Chicago, Ill., on removal of the headquarters of the Division to that place, Dec., 1906. — Relieved from duty in the Inspector-General's Department June 30, 1907, and assigned to the Seventh Cavalry, joining that regiment at Fort Riley, Kas., July 24, 1907, on the return of the regiment from the Philippines. — Commanding regiment to Oct. 9, 1907. — Commanding post and Acting Commandant Mounted Service School, Oct. 9, 1907 to May 4, 1908. — Commanding regiment May 4, 1908 to April 15, 1909. — Commanding  p172 post and Acting Commandant Mounted Service School April 15, 1909 to Sept. 6, 1909. — Commanding post to Oct. 1, 1909. — Commanding post and Acting Commandant Mounted Service School to Feb. 28, 1910.

(Brig.‑General, U. S. A., Feb. 11, 1910)

— Assigned as Commandant Mounted Service School Feb. 28, 1910. — Continued on duty as Commandant Mounted Service School and commanding post to –––––.

Vol. VI
p152
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Frederick King Ward, Born March 19, 1847.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 7th Cavalry, June 23, 1905.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Feb. 11, 1910.

At Fort Riley, Kans., Commandant Mounted Service School and commanding post, Feb. 28 to Dec. 5, 1910; on leave of absence to March 19, 1911.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, March 19, 1911,
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VII
p100
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History. —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Mar. 19, 1911,
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VIII
p45
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Brig.‑Gen., Ret., Mar. 19, 1911.

Died, Oct. 25, 1933, at Seattle, Wash.: Aged 86.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º

Buried, Fort Lawton Cemetery, Seattle, WA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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