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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III
p167
2371

(Born Pa.)

Edgar Zell Steeverº

(Ap'd Pa.)

2

Born Philadelphia, PA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Cavalry, June 12, 1871.

Served at the Military Academy as Assistant Instructor of Artillery Tactics, July 5 to Aug. 31, 1871; on leave of absence, Sep. 1 to Nov. 30, 1871; on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., Dec. 3, 1871, to Oct. 1, 1872; on Special duty with Palestine Exploration Society, Oct. 1, 1872, to Oct. 20, 1874; on frontier duty at Camp Robinson, Neb., Oct. 20 to Nov. 16, 1874, — Sidney Barracks, Neb., to Feb. 11, 1876 (leave of absence and sick, to Aug. 31, 1876); at the Military Academy as Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 30, 1876, to Aug. 28, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft.

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, May 18, 1878)

Sanders, Wy., to June 14, 1881, — Surveying, to Sep. 8, 1881, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to July, 1882, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara. (leave of absence, Oct. 4, 1882, to Sep., 1883), to Sep., 1883, — Regimental Adjutant, Sep. 1, 1883, to Mar. 4, 1885, — Whipple Barracks, Ara., Sep. 10, 1883, to Apr., 1885, — Ft. Davis, Tex., to Dec. 3, 1885, — Camp Peña Colorada, Tex., to p168Aug. 16, 1886, — Eagle Pass, Tex., to Sep. 29, 1887, — and San Antonio,

(Captain, 3d Cavalry, Jan. 18, 1886)

Tex. (sick leave, July 28 to Nov. 29, 1889), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p205
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: On sick leave to May 19, 1890; at Fort McIntosh, Tex., to Jan., 1891; at the Infantry and Cavalry School, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in charge of Department of Engineering, Jan. p20631 to March, 1891; at Washington, D. C., on duty under the Intercontinental Railway Commission (being Secretary of the commission from Dec. 30, 1892)

(Major of Cavalry, 3d Cavalry, May 8, 1899)

to July 22, 1899; on duty at Fort Myer, Va., to Aug. 7, 1899; en route to and with regiment in Philippines to ––––

Vol. V
p177
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Unknown, no information having been received.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 9th Cavalry, July 15, 1902)

— Transferred to 3d Cavalry, Oct. 15, 1902; A. A. G. by detail, April 15, 1913.

(Colonel, 4th Cavalry, Aug. 17, 1903)

Vol. VI
p158
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Aug. 20, 1849.)

Military History. —

Major, 3d Cavalry, May 8, 1890.

En route with regiment from Fort Myer, Va., to Philippines, Aug. 7 to Oct. 1, 1899; in Manila, Oct. 1‑6; in trenches south of Manila, Oct. 6‑14; commanding 3rd Squadron. 3rd Cavalry, on General Lawton's Northern Expedition, Oct. 14‑20; engaged in turning the point of Aguinaldo's army at Tarlac, Dec. 1 to 11: with General Young's Expedition to Nigan, Dec. 17‑20; on scout after Insurrectos, Jan. 13‑22, 1900; on scout in Ilocos Norte and Sur, after General Tinio, Feb. 12‑13, 1900; on scout in mountains to San Domingo, Feb. 26 to March 1, 1900; in mountains after Alipay, April 25, 1900; after General Tinio, June 12‑30, 1900; commanded Squadron continuously in the field to Dec. 10, 1901; commanding Province of Ilocos Norte, Dec. 10, 1901 to Jan. 20, 1902; en route to U. S., June 22 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 9th Cavalry, July 15, 1902)

July 29, 1902; at Fort Assinniboine, Mont., commanding 1st Squadron, Aug. 2 to

(Transferred to 3d Cavalry, Oct. 15, 1902)

Oct. 27, 1902; on leave of absence, Oct. 28, 1902, to Feb. 21, 1903; at Washington, D. C., member of Cavalry Equipment Board, Feb. 22, 1903, to

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Asst. Adjutant-General, by Detail, April 15, 1903)

April 16, 1903; on duty in office of Adjutant-General, April 17 to

(Colonel, 4th Cavalry, Aug. 17, 1903)

Sept. 21, 1903; at Fort Riley, Kans., commanding regiment, Oct. 10, 1903, to July 31, 1904; umpire at Maneuvers at Manassas, Va., Aug. 1 to Sept. 25, 1904; at Fort Riley, commanding regiment and post and Commandant of Cavalry School, Sept. 25 to Oct. 15, 1904; at Vancouver Bks., Wash., commanding regiment and post, Oct. 19, 1904, to Aug. 26, 1905 (commanded portion of regiment at opening of Lewis & Clark Exposition and Aide to Vice-President at Portland, Oregon, June 1, 1905); p159en route to Philippines, Aug. 26 to Oct. 3, 1905; at Camp Overton, P. I., commanding regiment, Oct. 6, 1905, to July 20, 1906; at Jolo, P. I., July 21, 1906, to Oct. 5, 1907 (Governor of District of Sulu, July 7, 1906, to Oct. 5, 1907); en route to U. S., Oct. 24 to Nov. 22, 1907; at Fort Meade, S. Dak., commanding regiment, Nov. 29, 1907, to March 8, 1911 (on leave of absence Dec. 31, 1907, to May 22, 1908; at Camp Emmet Crawford, Iowa, Chief Umpire, Maneuver Division, July 14 to Sept. 12, 1908; at Omaha, Neb., on duty at Hdqrs. Dept. of the Missouri, June 8 to 22, 1909; at Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., commanding Provisional Cavalry Brigade, July 9, to Sept. 1, 1910); at Fort Bliss, Texas, commanding regiment and District of El Paso, March 12, 1911, to June 15, 1912; commanding Department of Texas and Mexican border troops, May 11, 1912, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Aug. 5, 1912)

March 22, 1913.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, March 22, 1913,
For Disability Contracted in Line of Duty.

Participated in following engagements and skirmishes in Philippines: At Cabalisan, east of San Nicolas, Pangasinan, Nov. 17, 1899; Monte Bimauya (Cabugao), Jan. 14‑15, 1900; N. W. Damguisen, April 28, 1900; Candalagan (Sinait), May 1, 1900; Malacas (Lapo) and at Monte Moraya, May 3, 1900; Maluminin (Lapo), May 4, 1900; Monte Maradudon (Cabugao), June 15, 1900; Quibitquibit (Sinait) and Barrio Caset (Cabugao), June 16, 1900; Monte Paruyan (Badoc), June 21, 1900; near Saud and Monte Tapao (Badoc), June 24, 1900; Monte Apatut (Badoc), June 27, 1900; Monte Mabusang (Badoc), June 29, 1900; Monte Pogtitan (Uguis), June 30, 1900; near Monte Nagmaluan and Barangubong (Badoc), July 8‑9, 1900; Monte Panguined and Santa Rosa Cuartel (Badoc), Oct. 6, 1900; Monte Moraya (Lapo), Nov. 21, 1900; Maestranza (Lapo), Nov. 23, 1900; west of Ayum (Sinait), Dec. 2, 1900; near Dalayop (Sinait), Dec. 3, 1900; Nagbedngan (Cabugao), Dec. 4, 1900; south of Nagsincacan (Cabugao), Dec. 4, 1900; Malacas and on Malapo River, Dec. 5, 1900; near Casigura (Magsingal), Dec. 6, 1900; Monte Ortoc (Cabugao), Dec. 8, 1900; Dagat, Dec. 9, 1900; Namugbugan (Lapo), Feb. 3, 1901; Banaybanay (Lapo), March 6, 1901; Carcarsi (Cabugao), March 8, 1901; Sisim (Cabugao), March 16, 1901; Monte Puriquet (Cabugao), March 22, 1901.

Died, Jan. 19, 1920; at Washington, D. C.: Aged 70.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1920.º

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


Thayer's Note:

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


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