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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III
p170
2379

(Born Mas.)

George B. Davis

(Ap'd Mas.)

10

Born Ware, MA.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1867, to p171June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 5th Cavalry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Sep. 29 to Dec. 12, 1871, — and Camp Bowie, Ara., Feb. 16, 1872, to Aug. 9, 1873 (Calabazas, Ara., Aug. to Nov., 1872); at the Military Academy as Asst. Professor of Spanish, Aug. 30, 1873, to Aug. 27, 1875, — of French, Jan. 12 to Sep. 21, 1876, — of Chemistry, Mineralogy, and Geology, Jan. 16, 1877, to Jan. 12, 1878, — and Principal Asst. Professor of Spanish, Aug. 28, 1875, to Aug. 28, 1878; on frontier duty Scouting, Sep. 20 to Dec. 18,

(First Lieut., 5th Cavalry, May 9, 1878)

1878, — at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Dec. 24, 1878, to Apr. 6, 1880, — and Ft. Niobrara, Neb., to Aug. 5, 1883; at the Military Academy as Principal Asst. Professor of History, Geography, and Ethics, and Asst. Professor of Law, Aug. 28, 1883 (Recorder of Army Regulation Board at Washington, D. C., Jan. 10 to July 2, 1887), to Aug. 28, 1888; on frontier

(Captain, 5th Artillery, Aug. 21, 1888)

duty at Ft. Supply, I. T., Sep. 13, 1888, to Jan. 6, 1889; on Special

(Major, Staff - Judge Advocate, U. S. Army, Dec. 10, 1888)

duty in Secretary of War's Office, Washington, D. C., Jan. 19 to May 4, 1889; and in charge of the Publication of the Records of the War of the Rebellion, since May 4, 1889.

Civil History. — Author of "Outlines of International Law, with an Account of its Origin and Sources, and of its Historical Development," 1888.

Vol. IV
p208
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Staff —
Deputy Judge Advocate-General, Aug. 3, 1890)

Professor of Law, U. S. M. A., by assignment of the President, Aug. 20, 1895 to –––––; Head of Department of History, Jan., 1896 to ––––

Civil History. — Author of The Military Laws of the United States, 1897; The Elements of Law, 1897; A Treatise on Military Law and the Practice and Procedure of Courts-Martial, 1898.

Vol. V
p178
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Professor of Law, U. S. M. A., by assignment of the President, Aug. 20, 1895 to May 22, 1901.º — Head of Department of History, Jan., 1896 to May 22, 1901.º

(Colonel, Asst. Advocate-General, May 22, 1901)

(Judge Advocate-General, U. S. Army, May 24, 1901)

— Delegate Plenipotentiary to the Conference at Geneva, Switzerland, 1906, and to the Second Peace Conference at The Hague, 1907.

Vol. VI
p160
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(George Breckenridge Davis, Born Feb. 14, 1847.)

Military History. —

Captain, 5th Cavalry, Aug. 21, 1888.

Major, Judge-Advocate, Dec. 10, 1888.

President of Commission in charge of the publication of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: War of the Rebellion, 1889‑1895;

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Deputy Judge Advocate-General, Aug. 3, 1895)

Professor of Law, U. S. Military Academy, by assignment of the President, Aug. 20, 1895, to May 22, 1901º (Head of Department of History, January, 1896, to May 22, 1909);º

(Colonel, Assistant Judge Advocate-General, May 22, 1901)

(Brig.‑General, Judge Advocate-General, U. S. A., May 24, 1901)

Delegate Plenipotentiary to the Conference at Geneva, Switzerland, 1906, and to the Second Peace Conference at The Hague, 1907.

Major-General, U. S. A., Retired, Feb. 14, 1911,
By Operation of Law.

Civil History. — Author of Outlines of International Law, with an Account of its Origin and Sources and its Historical Development, 1888; The Elements of Law, 1897; The Military Laws of the United States, 1897; A Treatise on Military Laws and the Practice of Procedure of Courts-Martial, 1898.

Died Dec. 16, 1914, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 67.

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

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

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


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