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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1871

Vol. III
p178
2397

(Born O.)

Francis W. Mansfield1

(Ap'd O.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1866, to June 12, 1871, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 12, 1871.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Richardson, and on escort to Texas Pacific Railroad Survey, Tex., Oct. 20, 1871, to Mar., 1874, — Camp Augur, I. T., Mar. to June, 1874, — and Ft. Sill, I. T., to July 31, 1875 (Expedition in Indian Territory, Sep. 10 to Oct. 30, 1874); on leave of absence, July 31, 1875, to Jan. 31, 1876; on frontier duty at Ft. Brown, Tex., to Aug. 13, 1876, — Cheyenne Agency, Dak., Aug. 26, 1876, to May 5, 1877, — Ft. Sully, Dak., to July 3, 1877, — Yankton, Dak., July 28 to Oct. 3, 1877, — and Cheyenne Agency, Oct. 3, 1877, to Nov.,

(First Lieut., 11th Infantry, June 28, 1878)

1878; at the Headquarters of the Department of the South, Newport Barracks, Ky., Nov. 29, 1878, to Apr. 20, 1880; on frontier duty at Ft. p179Custer, Mon., to Oct. 26, 1880; on leave of absence, to Apr. 22, 1881; in garrison at Ft. Snelling, Min., to May 24, 1881; on frontier duty at Ft. Custer, Mon. (constructing telegraph line to Ft. Maginnis, Mon., Aug. 12 to Nov. 8, 1881), to July 31, 1882, — Ft. Buford, Dak., to Aug. 27, 1883, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan. (Infantry and Cavalry School for Practice), to Sep. 11, 1886, — Ft. A. Lincoln, Dak., to July 30, 1887; and in garrison at Madison Barracks, N. Y. (on leave and sick leave of absence, Dec. 9, 1887, to May 30, 1888, and on leave, Mar. 14 to Apr. 20, 1889), to –––––.

Captain, 11th Infantry, Apr. 13, 1889.

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

Military History. — Served: At Madison Barracks, N. Y., till Sept. p21230, 1890. — On general recruiting service, Pittsburg, Pa., from Oct. 1, 1890 to Oct. 3, 1892. — Leave of absence till Nov. 15, 1890. — En route to Fort Apache, Ariz., Nov. 15 to Nov. 24, 1890. — Garrison duty, practice marches, etc., and commanding company and battalion, till Dec. 6, 1894. — Leave of absence in Egypt, Germany, and France, till May 16, 1895. — Garrison duty commanding company and battalion at Fort Apache, Ariz., till April 8, 1898. — En route to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., to April 17, 1898. — Mobile, Ala., April 20 to June 6, 1898. — At Tampa, Fla., June 9 to July 23, 1898. — En route to Puerto Rico on steamship Mohawk, to Aug. 2, 1898. — Guanica, P. R., to Aug. 5; Yauco, to Aug. 7. — Campaign against the Spaniards to Mayaguez, P. R. — Participated in the fight at Hormigueros, P. R., Aug. 10, 1898; and in pursuit of the Spaniards to Los Marias, P. R. — In camp at the "Mud Camps" on Maracao Road, P. R., to Aug. 28, 1898. — In garrison at Mayaguez to Sept. 18. — Escort to Spanish prisoners from Mayaguez to Aguadilla, P. R.; in command of Company H, 11th Infantry, Aug. 18, 1899.º — Occupied and took possession of the town of Aguadilla, P. R., in the name of the United States, on Sept. 19, 1898. — In command of Port of Aguadilla, P. R., till ––––

(Major of Infantry, 11th Infantry, March 2, 1899)

— Alcalde of Aguadilla, P. R., Feb., 1899 to –––––; Collector of Customs at Ponce, P. R., from July 2, 1899 to ––––

Vol. V
p182
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Collector of Customs, Ponce, Puerto Rico until Aug. 1, 1900; relieved, but continued on that duty till Aug. 6, 1900. — Leave of Absence in U. S. till Dec. 13, 1900. — En route from San Juan, P. R., to post of Ponce, P. R., till Dec. 15, 1900. — In command of Post of Ponce, P. R., and 2d Battalion 11th Infantry until Feb., 1902. — Detached service on examining board for officers at San Juan, P. R., May till November, 1901 and board for non‑commissioned staff officers in Aug., 1901. En route San Juan, P. R., to Ponce, P. R., Nov. 15‑16, 1901.

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, 19th Infantry, Nov. 11, 1901)

— Left Ponce, P. R., March 6, 1902. — Examining board San Juan, P. R., March 11‑18, 1902. — En route to join 19th Infantry, in Philippine Islands and sailed from San Francisco, Cal., May 1, 1902. — Arrived at Manila, P. I., May 26, 1902. — Ordered to Santamesa Barracks. Order revoked and ordered to return to U. S., and arrived at San Francisco, Cal., July 8, 1902. — Transferred to 1st Infantry June 26, 1902. — Sailed from San Francisco, Cal., Aug. 1, 1902. — Arrived Manila, P. I., Aug. 28, 1902. — Awaiting transportation in Manila, P. I., till Sept. 15, 1902. — Sailed from Manila Sept. 15, 1902, and arrived at Cathalogan, Samar, P. I., Sept. 28, 1902 and joined the 1st Infantry. — Commanding 1st Infantry until Jan. 14, 1903 and post of Cathalogan until Feb. 2, 1903. — Calbayog, Samar, commanding 3d Battalion 1st Infantry, until March 28, 1903. — Sailed with regiment for Manila March 28, 1903 and from Manila for U. S., April 4, 1903. — Arrived in San Francisco, Cal., April 28, 1903. — In camp at Presidio until May 6, 1903. — Left San Francisco May 6, for Fort Porter, N. Y. — Commanding Fort Porter, N. Y., and 3d Battalion 1st Infantry, May 11, 1903 to Aug. 31, 1903.

(Colonel of Infantry, 2d Infantry, Aug. 12, 1903)

— Leave of absence Sept. 4 to Oct. 19, 1903. — En route to Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., Oct. 19 to 22, 1903. — Commanding Fort D. A. Russell, Wyo., from Oct. 22, 1903 to March 19, 1904. — Commanding 2d Infantry, from Nov. 1, 1903. — En route to Fort Logan, Col., March 19, 1904. — Commanding Fort Logan, Col., until Jan. 25, 1906. — Leave of absence 15 days, June, 1904. — Commanding regiment on practice march to Pueblo and return, Oct., 1904. — Leave of absence, 2 days, Nov., 1904. — Leave of absence 15 days, Sept., 1905. — En route to Philippine Islands with regiment p183from Jan. 25, 1906. — In Cantonment, Presidio, San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 29 to Feb. 10, 1906. — Sailed on U. S. Transport Meade, Feb. 10, from San Francisco and arrived Manila, March 13, 1906. — Left Manila March 16 and arrived at Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., same day. At Camp Stotsenburg, P. I., till Sept. 25, 1906. — Left Camp Stotsenburg via Manila and sailed same day for Zamboanga, P. I. — Arrived Zamboanga, P. I., Sept. 28, 1906. — Commanding Post of Zamboanga until March 10, 1908. — Inspecting companies of regiment Nov., 1906. — Attending Military Meet, Manila, P. I., Jan., 1907. — Sick July 5 to 23, 1907. — Inspecting companies of regiment Nov., 1907. — Riding test Nov. 18, 1907. — D. S. Manila, Dec., 1907, attending retiring board to Jan. 13, 1908. — Left Zamboanga, P. I., with headquarters and 3d Battalion 2d Infantry, March 10, 1908, on Transport Warren. — Arrived at Mariveles, P. I., March 17, 1908. — Transferred to Transport Buford and sailed for U. S. March 18, 1908. — Arrived San Francisco, Cal., April 19, 1908. — Left San Francisco, Cal., April 21, 1908 and arrived at Fort Thomas, Ky., April 26, 1908. — Commanding Fort Thomas, April 26, 1908 to July 2, 1908. — Commanding U. S. Troops at Camp Perry, Ohio, July 3 till Sept. 2, 1908. — Commanding headquarters, band and 1st and 2d Battalions 2d Infantry on practice march from Camp Perry, O., to Fort Thomas, Ky., Sept. 2 to 19, 1908. — Commanding Fort Thomas, Ky., since Sept. 19, 1908. — Riding test Oct. 12 to 14, 1908.

Vol. VI
p164
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1900‑1910]

(Francis Worthington Mansfield, Born Nov. 11, 1848.)

Military History. —

Colonel, 2d Infantry, Aug. 12, 1903.

At Fort Thomas, Ky., commanding post, Sept. 19, 1908, to Feb. 15, 1910; on leave of absence, Feb. 15, to April 21, 1910; at Fort Thomas, commanding post, April 22, 1910, to March 13, 1911 (at Gettysburg Camp and Maneuvers, June 29 to July 29, 1910; en route to and from and at rifle range, Camp Perry, Ohio, commanding troops at same, July 29 to Sept. 1, 1910); en route with regiment to Hawaii, March 13 to 29, 1911; at Schofield Bks., Hawaii, commanding regiment and post, April 1, 1911, to July 15, 1912; on leave of absence, July 16 to Nov. 11, 1912.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 11, 1912,
By Operation of Law.

Since retirement, resided at Pasadena, Cal.

Vol. VII
p106
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Nov. 11, 1912,
By Operation of Law.

Died, Nov. 23, 1928, at Pasadena, Calif.: Aged 80.

Buried, Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA.


The Author's Note:

1 Son of Professor Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.E. D. Mansfield, Class of 1819.


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