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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1872

Vol. III
p190
2426

(Born Germany)

George Ruhlen

(Ap'd O.)

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Born Württemberg, Germany.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1868, to June 14, 1872, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 17th Infantry, June 14, 1872.

p191 Served: on frontier duty at Cheyenne Agency, Dak., Sep. 27, 1872, to Nov. 19, 1876 (leave of absence, Aug. 6 to Oct. 11, 1873, and Nov. 19, 1876, to Mar. 24, 1877), — St. Paul, Min., Mar. to Apr., 1877, — Ft. Custer,

(First Lieut., 17th Infantry, Sep. 18, 1876)

Mon., June 4, 1877, to May 22, 1878, — Camp Hancock, Dak., June to Aug., 1878, — as Regimental Quartermaster at Camp Ruhlen, Dak., Aug. 27, 1878, to July 1, 1879, — Ft. Meade, Dak., to July 23, 1879, — Ft. Sisseton, Dak., and commanding Indian Scouts, to Sep. 15, 1879, — Ft. Meade, Dak., to Dec. 6, 1879, — and Ft. Sisseton, Dak., to May 23, 1881; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the Ohio State University, to July 1, 1884; on frontier duty at Ft. Totten, Dak., Sep. 12, 1884, to Sep., 1886, — and Ft. D. A. Russell, Wy., to –––––; and as Regimental Adjutant, July 1, 1889, to –––––.

Captain, 7th Infantry, Nov. 30, 1879.

Vol. IV
p219
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Military History. —

(Captain, Staff — Assistant Quartermaster, Aug. 14, 1890)

Served: As Regimental Adjutant to Aug. 30, 1890. — On duty in office Quartermaster-General, Washington, D. C., Sept. 26 to Dec. 12, 1890; on duty in the field at Rushville, Neb., Dec. 15, 1890 to Feb. 12, 1891; on duty in office Quartermaster-General, Washington, D. C., Feb. 19 to March 4, 1891; in charge of construction of Fort Bliss, Tex., March 12, 1891 to April 27, 1894; at Detroit, Mich., in charge of Ft. Wayne, Mich., to May 2, 1895; in charge of construction of Fort Bliss, Tex., May 11, 1895 to May 31, 1896; Quartermaster and in charge of construction at Fort Riley, Kan., June 4, 1896 to Jan. 6, 1898; on duty in Alaska, as Quartermaster of the Alaska Relief Expedition, to April, 1898, and Chief Quartermaster of the District of Lynn Canal, Alaska, to April 27, 1898; at San Francisco, Cal., as Chief Quartermaster Department of the Pacific, May 12 to

(Major and Chief Quartermaster by assignment, June 3, 1898)

June 24, 1898, and of the Independent Division, Department Pacific, to Aug. 21, 1898; at Honolulu, H. I., as Chief Quartermaster, District of Hawaii, and as Depot and Post Quartermaster, Aug. 28, 1898 to ––––

(Lieut.‑Colonel and Quartermaster by assignment,
Aug. 10, 1898 to March 2, 1899)

(Major, Staff — Quartermaster, Jan. 6, 1900)

Vol. V
p189
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Military History. — Depot Quartermaster and in charge of Transport Service at Honolulu, Hawaiian Islands, Jan. 1, 1900 to Sept., 1900; at Seattle, Washington, as Quartermaster in charge of that station, and in charge of Transport Service there Sept., 1900 to Feb. 28, 1902; in charge of Construction and Repair Division in the Office of Quartermaster General, Washington, D. C., to May 1, 1908; Depot Quartermaster in charge of the General Depot of the Quartermaster's Department at Jeffersonville, Ind., to May 12, 1909; in the Office of the Quartermaster General of the Army, Washington, D. C., May 12, 1909 to –––––.

(Lieut.‑Colonel, Deputy Quartermaster-General, Aug. 3, 1903)

(Colonel, Asst. Quartermaster-General, Feb. 25, 1908)

Vol. VI
p170
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Born Sept. 21, 1847.)

Military History. —

Colonel, Assistant Quartermaster General, Feb. 25, 1908.

In office of Quartermaster General, Washington, D. C., May 12, 1909, to June 1, 1911; on leave to Sept. 21, 1911.

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 21, 1911,
By Operation of Law.

At Washington, D. C., Quartermaster, U. S. Soldiers' Home, April 1, 1912, to June 30, 1915; recalled to active service and assigned to duty as Depot Quartermaster at Seattle, Wash., June 13, 1916, to Jan. 5, 1917; and again, in charge of Quartermaster Corps Depot at Seattle, July 7, 1917, to Oct. 16, 1918, when he reverted to retired status.

Vol. VII
p109
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Colonel, U. S. A., Retired, Sept. 21, 1911,
By Operation of Law.

Vol. VIII
p47
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

Col., Ret., Sept. 21, 1911.

Died, Oct. 8, 1933, at Tacoma, Wash.: Aged 86.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1934.º


Thayer's Note:

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


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