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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III
p168
2374

(Born N. J.)

George S. Anderson

(Ap'd N. J.)

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Born Bernardsville, NJ.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, p169to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 6th Cavalry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Hays, Kan., Sep. 30 to Oct. 11, 1871, — Ft. Lyon, Col., and Scouting in Colorado and New Mexico, to May 30, 1874; Surveying for Wagon Road from Ft. Garland, Col. to Ft. Wingate, N. M., to July 22, 1874, and in Engineer Office, Department of Missouri, to Aug. 1, 1874; as Acting Engineer of Expedition to Indian Territory, Aug. 13, 1874, to Jan. 22, 1875, being engaged against hostile Indians, Aug. 31, 1874, and in Engineer Office at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., to Mar. 18,

(First Lieut., 6th Cavalry, Sep. 20, 1874)

1875; on frontier duty at Ft. Hays, Kan., to May 6, 1875, — Camp San Carlos, Ara., July 21 to Oct. 9, 1875, — and as Aide-de‑Camp to Bvt. Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Kautz, commanding Department of Arizona, Aug. 13, 1875, to Sep. 30, 1877 (purchasing horses in California, June 1 to Aug. 5, 1876, and on leave of absence, Aug. 16, 1876, to Feb. 15, 1877); at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Sep. 22, 1877, to Aug. 28, 1881; on frontier duty at Camp Thomas, Ara., to Apr. 19, 1882, — in the field, to May 5, 1882, — Ft. Thomas, Ara. to May 15, 1882, — Scouting in Arizona, to Aug. 25, 1882, — Ft. Grant, Ara. (Scouting, Mar. 23 to June 19, 1883), to Aug. 11, 1883, — Ft. Yuma, Cal., to Sep. 22, 1883, — Ft. Huachuca, Ara., to Oct. 4, 1883, — Ft. Grant, Ara., to Apr. 21, 1884, — San Carlos, Ara., to June 27, 1884 (Detached Service, Aug. 2 to Nov. 26, 1884), — Ft. Bayard, N. M., to May 8, 1885,

(Captain, 6th Cavalry, March 20, 1885)

Ft. Lewis, Col., to June 22, 1885, — Scouting, to Aug. 10, 1885, — Ft. Lewis, Col. (in the field, Sep. 16 to Oct. 8, 1885), to Oct. 19, 1885 (leave of absence, to Apr. 19, 1876), — and Ft. Lewis, Col. (Scouting, June 20 to Aug. 3, 1886), to July 6, 1887; and in garrison at Ft. Myer, Va., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p207
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — In garrison at Fort Myer, Va., to Jan. 31, 1891. — On Board of officers to select a small‑arm for Infantry and Cavalry, Dec., 1899 to June, 1893. — At Yellowstone Park as Superintendent of Park and in command of Fort Yellowstone, Feb. 14, 1891 to June 23, 1897. — En route to Fort Robinson, Neb., to Aug. 18, 1897; Fort Robinson, Neb., to April 20, 1898. — In camp, Chickamauga Park, Ga., to May 10, 1898.

(Major and Inspector-General, U. S. Volunteers, May 12, 1898 — Declined)

Tampa, Fla., in command of 6th Cavalry camp to Aug. 3, 1898; at Montauk, N. Y., to Oct. 5, 1898; at Huntsville, Ala., to Dec. 3, 1898. — On Board of officers in New York to recommend a uniform calibre for small‑arm for army, navy, and marine corps, Dec. 6 to Dec. 9, 1898. — On leave of absence, Dec. 22, 1898 to ––––

(Major of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, Nov. 10, 1898)

(Transferred to 6th Cavalry, Jan. 5, 1899)

(Colonel, 38th U. S. Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899)

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

Military History. —

(Major of Cavalry, 7th Cavalry, Nov. 10, 1898)

p178 — Leave of absence Jan., 1899 — Transferred to 6th Cavalry, Jan. 5, 1899. — In command of Fort Reno, Okla., April, 1899 to May 31, 1899. — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., May 31, 1899 to Oct. 22, 1899.

(Colonel 38th Volunteer Infantry, Aug. 17, 1899)

En route to Philippines Oct. 22, 1899 to Dec. 26, 1899. — In the advance of the Southern Column in Luzon, Jan. 1, 1900. — Engagement at Talisay, Luzon, Jan. 11, 1900, and Lipa, Luzon, Jan. 13. — Capture Lipa and Rosario Jan. 13, San Jose Jan. 15 and Batangas Jan. 16. — At Batangas and in the field until Nov. 26, 1900. — On expedition to Marinduque, Sept. and Oct., 1900. — On Panay Dec. 1, 1900 until May, 1901. — In action near Dingle, Panay, Dec. 14, 1900 and at Mt. Qingit, Dec. 23, 1900.

(Mustered out of Volunteers June 30, 1901)

Pasay Barracks, Manila to Aug., 1901; Legaspi to Sept., 1901; Pasay to Jan. 1, 1902.

(Lieut.‑Colonel 6th Cavalry, Sept. 12, 1901)

— In command at Lipa, P. I., Jan. 2 to June 16, 1902. — In hospital, Manila, P. I., June 16 to Aug. 11, 1902. — En route to U. S., to Sept. 15, 1902. — In hospital, Presidio, San Francisco, to Oct. 1, 1902. — On leave of absence to Jan., 1903. — On duty at Army War College, Washington, D. C., to May, 1903.

(Colonel, 8th Cavalry, April 18, 1903)

— Commanding Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to March, 1905. — En route to Philippines to June 14, 1905. — Transferred to 1st Cavalry Sept. 5, 1906. — At Fort McKinley, P. I., to Oct. 1, 1906. — Detailed on General Staff, Sept., 1906. — Arrived U. S. Dec. 10, 1906. — Chief of Staff Atlantic Division, Dec. 26, 1906 to June 30, 1906. — Leave to Oct. 1, 1906. — Chief of Staff, Department of the East, June 30, 1906 to –––––.

Transferred to 9th Cavalry Nov. 24, 1908.

Vol. VI
p159
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Smith Anderson, Born Sept. 30, 1849.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 8th Cavalry, April 18, 1903.

Transferred to 1st Cavalry, Sept. 5, 1906.

p160 Detailed to General Staff, Oct. 2, 1906; Chief of Staff, Atlantic Division, Dec. 26, 1906, to June 30, 1907; Chief of Staff, Department of the East, June 30, 1907, to

(Transferred to 9th Cavalry, Nov. 24, 1908)

Oct. 1, 1910, when he was relieved as a member of the General Staff Corps; on leave of absence, October 2, 1910, to Feb. 6, 1911; awaiting orders, Feb. 7 to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., March 20, 1911)

March 27, 1911; en route to Philippines to May 1, 1911; commanding Department of the Visayas, May 9, 1911, to July 1, 1912; en route to U. S., July 15 to Aug. 13, 1912; on leave of absence to Oct. 16, 1912.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, Oct. 16, 1912,
At His Own Request After Over 40 Years' Service.

Died, March 7, 1915, at New York, N. Y.: Aged 65.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1915.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

a Col. Russell's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.


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