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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III
p177
2394

(Born Ill.)

George Francisº Chase

(Ap'd Ill.)

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Born Macomb, IL.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., 9th Infantry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., Sep. 30, 1871, to May 21, 1872, — Sidney Barracks, Neb., May 23 to June 20, 1872, — Ft.

(Transferred to 3d Cavalry, May 8, 1872)

D. A. Russell, Wy., to July 10, 1873 (leave of absence, Sep. 17 to Oct. 11, 1872), — sick at Ft. Laramie, Wy., July 18 to Sep. 20, 1873, and on sick leave of absence, to Jan. 19, 1874, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to Nov., 1875 (Camp Brown, Wy., Aug. 16 to Oct. 8, 1874), — Ft. McPherson, Neb., Nov., 1875, to May 11, 1876, — on Big Horn and Yellowstone Expedition, to Oct. 24, 1876, — and Ft. Laramie, Wy., Nov. 2, 1876, to Mar. 4, 1878 (received the Thanks of the Legislature of Wyoming, Nov. 10, 1877, for his capture of two highwaymen); on leave of absence, Mar. 4 to May 14, 1878; on frontier duty at Camp Devin, Wy., June to Sep., 1878, — Camp Robinson, Neb., Sep., 1878, to Jan. 30, 1879, — Ft. Laramie, Wy., to June 4, 1879, — Ft. Robinson, Neb. (Scouting, June 9 to

(First Lieut., 3d Cavalry, May 5, 1879)

July 10, 1879, and Aug. 5 to Sep. 15, 1879, and Ute Expedition, Oct. 2 to Dec. 4, 1879), to Dec., 1879 (leave of absence, Jan. 4 to Mar. 22, 1880), — and Ft. Laramie, Wy., to Apr. 12, 1880; in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va. (Artillery School for Practice), May 1, 1880, to Apr. 28, 1882; on frontier duty at Whipple Barracks, Ara., to Jan. 31, 1883, — Ft. Thomas, Ara. (Scouting, and on Indian Expedition, Mar. 24 to June 27, 1883), to Sep. 26, 1884, — Ft. Grant, Ara., to Apr. 28, 1885, — and Camp Rice, Tex., to Sep. 5, 1885; in arrest, Mar. 9 to Aug. 15, 1885, and under suspension from rank and forfeiture of half pay for one year, to Jan. 1, 1886, when remainder of sentence was remitted; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., Feb. 11, 1886, to Aug. 1, 1888; and on frontier duty

(Captain, 3d Cavalry, Nov. 25, 1887)

at Ft. Clark, Tex. (leave of absence and conducting recruits, July 26 to Nov. 16, 1889), to –––––.

Vol. IV
p211
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. — Served: At Fort Clark, Tex., until Sept. 4, 1890; at Fort Sam Houston, Tex. (commanding Troop D, 3d Cavalry), from Sept. 5, 1890 to Jan. 1, 1892. — Assigned to command of a squadron of cavalry on Texas frontier operating against violators of neutrality laws, from Jan. 2 to March 28, 1892. — At Fort Sam Houston (part of time at Leon Springs and Austin, Tex.), from March 28 to Dec. 18, 1892. — Assigned to command of reserve squadron on line of Mexican National Railway, operating against neutrality law violators, until April 30, 1893; at Fort Sam Houston until June 15, 1893. — At Fort Supply, I. T., from June 18, 1893 to Oct. 1, 1894. — Buying horses at Chicago, Ill., from July 6, 1893 to Jan. 12, 1894. — At Jefferson Barracks, Mo., from Oct. 3, 1894 to April 18, 1898. — On detached service locating target-range, from Nov. 3 to 25, 1895. — Absent on duty with Assistant Secretary of War, from Oct. 16 to Dec. 2, 1897. — At Chickamauga Park, from April 22 to May 11, 1898; at Tampa, Fla., from May 13 to July 31, 1898. — Commanding 3d Squadron and detachments 3d Cavalry, from July 1 to Aug. 16, 1898. — At Fernandina (commanding cavalry), from Aug. 2 to 10, 1898; at Montauk Point, L. I., from Aug. 14 to Oct. 2, 1898. — Provost-Marshal at Camp Wikoff, from Aug. 17 to Oct. 2, 1898. — At Fort Ethan Allen, Vt., from Oct. 20 to 24, 1898; at Augusta, Ga., from Oct. 30, 1898 to May 25, 1899, commanding Troop D and squadron 3d Cavalry. — Provost-Marshal General 2d Army Corps, from Nov. 25, 1898 to May 25, 1899. — At Fort Myer, Va., May 26, to July 6, 1899. — Ordered with regiment to Philippine Islands, July 26, 1899.

Vol. V
p181
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Commanding General Young's escort in his campaign in the Philippines from Arayat to Vigan. — Commanded a squadron of Cavalry which captured Bongabong Nov. 27, 1899. — Commanded troops in the capture of San Fernando de Union, Nov. 20, 1899. — Participated in the battles of Taboatin Bridge, San Isidro, Manoeg, Aringay and Tangaden Hill. — Appointed Provost Marshal of Vigan Dec. 17, 1899. — Ordered to the United States Oct. 17, 1899, but remained in the Philippines until Jan. 2, 1900, when the order was issued to sail on first steamer to United States for recruiting duty.

(Major, 7th Cavalry, Feb. 2, 1901)

— On recruiting duty at Milwaukee, Wis., from April, 1900 to Jan., 1902. — Columbia Barracks, Cuba, Jan., 1902 to April 1, 1902. — In camp Chickamauga National Park, Ga., from April, 1902 to May 1, 1903.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, 12th Cavalry, April 15, 1903)

— Ordered to Philippines, commanding regiment, April 15, 1903. — Commanding 12th Cavalry in Philippines Division, from May 1, 1903, to June 20, 1905. — Serving at Fort Oglethorpe, commanding 12th Cavalry, from June 23, 1905 to Sept. 28, 1906. — Ordered to join 15th Cavalry at Newport News, Va.

(Colonel, 15th Cavalry, Oct. 2, 1906)

— Commanding 15th Cavalry in Cuba from Oct., 1906 to May, 1907. — Detailed Inspector-General, Department of the Lakes, May 3, 1907. — At Chicago, Ill., to April, 1910. — Inspector-General, Department of the East, April, 1910 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p163
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1900‑1910]

(Born July 29, 1848.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 15th Cavalry, Oct. 2, 1906.

Inspector-General, Department of the East, April, 1910, to Feb. 1, 1911; Inspector, Eastern Division, July 1 to September, 1911; Assistant to Inspector-General, Eastern Division, to

(Brigadier-General, U. S. A., May 16, 1912)

July, 1912.

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 29, 1912,
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VII
p105
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Brigadier-General, U. S. A., Retired, July 29, 1912,
By Operation of Law.

Awarded two Silver Stars and cited for "gallantry in action against insurgent forces at Pao, Pangasinan Province, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Nov. 14, 1899," p106and "for gallantry in action against insurgent forces at San Fernando de Union, Luzon, Philippine Islands, Nov. 20, 1899."

Died, Dec. 13, 1925, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 77.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1926.

Buried, West Point Cemetery, West Point, NY.


Thayer's Note:

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


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