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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III
p176
2391

(Born Ky.)

James N. Allison

(Ap'd O.)

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Born Sept. 4, 1848, Catlettsburg, KY.a

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

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Omaha Barracks, Neb., Oct. 6 to Nov., 1871, — North Platte, Neb., to May, 1872, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., May 18, 1872, to Sep. 27, 1874 (leave of absence, June 7 to July 31, 1873), being engaged with Sioux Indians at North Laramie River, Sep., 1873, — Omaha Barracks, Neb., Oct. 4, 1874 to May 5, 1875 (leave of absence, Dec. 18, 1874, to Feb. 23, 1875), — Camp Robinson, Neb., May 20 to Oct. 19, 1875 (on Escort to Indian Commissioners, July 15 to Aug. 8, 1875), — Ft. Laramie, Wy., Oct. 22, 1875, to Nov. 5, 1876 (leave of absence, Dec. 27, 1875, to Apr. 20, 1876), — Powder River Expedition, Nov. 5, 1876, to Jan. 12, 1877, being engaged with Cheyenne Indians in Big Horn Mountains, Wy., Nov. 25, 1876, — Ft. Fred Steele, Wy., to Sep. 4, 1877, — Ft. Custer, Mon., Sep. 30, 1877, to Dec. 11, 1878, — Ft. Ellis, Mon., Dec. 18, 1878 (leave of absence, Jan. 11 to Aug. 11, 1880), to Dec. 13, 1880, — Ft. Custer, Mon., to Apr. 20, 1881, — Ft. Keogh,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Dec. 20, 1880)

Mon., to May 19, 1884, — and Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to July 29, 1884; as Inspector of Rifle Practice of the Department of the Columbia, July 25, 1884 (Acting Aide-de‑Camp to General Miles, Nov. 4, 1884, to Apr. 11, 1885, and July 6‑30, 1885), to Apr. 13, 1887; and on frontier duty at Ft. Walla Walla, Wash., to Sep. 23, 1889, — and Ft. Sherman, Ida., to –––––.

Vol. IV
p210
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Sherman, Ida., to May 20, 1890. — Recruiting service, Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to May 17, 1892. —

(Captain of Cavalry, 2d Cavalry, Aug. 15, 1892)

Fort Bowie, Ariz., to Oct., 1892; Fort Huachuca, Ariz., to Feb. 28, 1893;

(Transferred to Subsistence Department, Jan. 31, 1893)

Baltimore, Md., to May 31, 1893; New York City, to Sept. 20, 1893; Cincinnati, O., to Sept. 20, 1895; New Orleans, La., to April 2, 1897. —

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Chief Commissary of Subsistence, U. S. Volunteers, May 9, 1898)

(Major, Staff — Commissary of Subsistence, May 11, 1898)

Chief Commissary 2d Army Corps, June 7, 1898. — Served at Camp Alger, Va., to Aug. 7, 1898; Camp Meade, Pa., to Nov. 15, 1898; Augusta, Ga., to May 12, 1899.

(Honorably discharged from Volunteer Service, April 12, 1899)

— Chief Commissary, Department Columbia, and Purchasing Commissary, Vancouver Barracks, Wash.,º to ––––

Vol. V
p180
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Served: As Captain, Subsistence Department, at Baltimore, New York, Cincinnati, New Orleans and Vancouver Barracks to May 9, 1908.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Chief Commissary of Volunteers, May 9, 1898)

— Assigned to and on duty with the 2d Army Corps to April 12, 1899. — At Vancouver Barracks as Chief Commissary, Department Columbia and in charge of transports from Portland, Tacoma and Seattle to July, 1901. — Chief Commissary, Departments of Luzon and the Visayas at Manila, Cebu and Iloilo, Philippine Islands, to Aug., 1903. — Chief Commissary, Department of Dakota to July, 1907, and of the Department of the East to –––––.

(Major, Subsistence Department, May 11, 1898)

(Lieut.‑Colonel, July 27, 1903)

(Colonel, Oct. 13, 1907)

Vol. VI
p162
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(James Nichollsb Allison, Born Sept. 4, 1848.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Commissary-General, Oct. 13, 1907.

Chief Commissary, Department of the East, to July 1, 1911, and of the Eastern Division to June 7, 1912.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, June 7, 1912,
At His Own Request After Over 40 Years' Service.

Editor of the Journal of the Military Service Institution, from 1912 to its discontinuation in the Fall of 1917.

Died, May 2, 1918, at Portland, Oregon: Aged 69.

Obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1918.


Thayer's Notes:

a Gen. Allison's birth data are from The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography, XVIII.108.

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b Gen. Allison's middle name is given as Nicholas in Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army; both versions of the name are commonly found.


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